Police in Washington, D.C. have identified a suspect in the killing of a wealthy family and their housekeeper last week. An arrest warrant was issued for Daron Dylon Wint in connection with the killings in the family’s Northwest Washington home.
The 34-year-old Maryland man was charged with first degree murder and police have offered a bounty of up to $25,000 for leads to his arrest, the Metropolitan Police Department said, in a statement. The man was described as a “black male, approximately 5’7” in height, weighing approximately 155 pounds.”
Savvas Savopoulos, 46; Amy Savopoulos, 47; their 10-year-old son, Philip; and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, 57, were all found dead. Investigators have not revealed a motive in the killing, but believe that money could be a possible reason.
"Whoever was in the house was looking for money," a source close to the investigation told CNN on Wednesday.
Photos of the suspect were also released by the department. Firefighters, while responding to the multimillion-dollar home for a fire on May 14, found four bodies. Authorities reportedly said that the house may have been intentionally set on fire.
The Washington Post and a local NBC station reported Wednesday that Savvas’ personal assistant dropped off a package containing $40,000 in cash at the house on the morning of the incident. When firefighters arrived at the residence they did not find the money, and the family’s blue Porsche was also missing. Later that day, the vehicle was reportedly found torched in a church parking lot in Prince George’s County.
Savvas was the CEO of American Iron Works, which is a supplier of metal to building projects across the region. His two teenage daughters were reportedly away in boarding school at the time of the killings.
"This was a beautiful family, a wonderful family with children," Coco Palomeque, Amy's friend said, describing her as "beautiful, vibrant, full of life and full of energy -- ready to jump into any project to help others, to help her community," according to NBC Washington. "The community where they lived really loves them, and we are here to support them if they need us," she said.