News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. May 22, 2015: A Guyanese immigrant who is believed to have committed a horrific quadruple murder in northwest Washington, D.C. was arrested in a traffic stop in D.C. late last night, capping a manhunt that had expanded to New York.
Daron Dylon Wint, 34, who had once worked for the company run by one of the victims, is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Friday afternoon.
Washington police claim 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 for questioning.
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.
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