News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. May 22, 2015: A manhunt is on for a Guyanese immigrant who is believed to have committed a horrific quadruple murder in northwest Washington, D.C.
Washington police say Daron Dylon Wint, who previously worked for Savvas Savopoulos, the CEO of American Iron Works, killed Savopoulos, 46; his wife Amy Savopoulos,47; the couple’s son Philip, 10; and their el Salvador-born housekeeper Veralicia “Vera” Figueroa, 57, before torching their D.C. mansion and escaping with $40,000 in cash.
New York police on Thursday morning picked Wint’s girlfriend in Brooklyn who claims he will turn himself in.
Wint has an extensive criminal history that includes traffic violations and charges for domestic violence, burglary and assault. Between 2006 and 2012, Wint faced several second degree assault charges, one count of burglary in the fourth degree, one sexual offense in the fourth degree and the concealment of a dangerous weapon, authorities said.
He graduated from Parkdale High School in Riverdale, Maryland in 1996 and Prince George’s Community College in 2002, according to his Facebook page. Wint is a former Marine. He moved to the US 15 years ago from Georgetown, Guyana. His parents live in Maryland.
Wint, 34, is believed to be in hiding after he fled in Amy Savopoulos’ Porsche. The car according to D.C. Police was later found burning near a church parking lot.
Police say he held the family over a period of several hours, forcing them to have a parcel of cash delivered to their home.
Authorities believe Wint entered the Savopoulos home sometime before midnight on May 13th. They suspect the four victims were held at the home against their will overnight before they were killed on May 14th. The fire was reported to authorities at approximately 1:15 p.m. that day.
Police issued a warrant for Wint’s arrest late Wednesday after DNA from pizza crust left at the scene turned up the match. He is wanted for first-degree murder while armed
“We have information that we believe Mr. Wint is currently in the Brooklyn, N.Y., area,” Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters Thursday.
Authorities believe Wint is connected to the family through Savopoulos’s business.
“It does appear that this was a random crime,” Lanier said. “We have not ruled out that there are others involved.”
“He’s very hostile. He’s arrogant. He’s doesn’t listen,” one of Wint’s relatives told ABC News. “You try to tell him and guide him the right way, but he thinks he knows the law.”
Wint was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue-hooded sweatshirt and white tennis sneakers. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police immediately at 202-727-9099. A $25,000 reward is being offered.