Friday 5 June 2015

Chauffeur Investigated In DC Mansion Murders

Police investigating last month's quadruple murder at a Washington DC mansion have turned their focus on the family's chauffeur.

Investigators have obtained a search warrant for the phone of Jordan Wallace, an employee of slain chief executive Savvas Savopoulos.
Mr Wallace, 28, allegedly changed his story about details involving the delivery of a package containing $40,000 (£26,000) on the day of the killings.
Daron Wint, 34, is the only suspect so far identified in the crime, which shocked the nation's capital. He was arrested a week after the slayings.          
Daron Dylon Wint
But police have said in court documents they believe more than one person was involved.
According to the warrant, investigators are looking for "forensic and physical evidence linking (Mr Wallace) to this offense".
A search of Mr Wallace's car found a laptop computer, external hard drives, two backpacks and his passport, the documents show.
Police have said Mr Savopoulos, 46, his wife, Amy, 47, their 10-year-old son, Philip, and a housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, 57, were held captive for up to 18 hours.
All the victims suffered sharp force injuries before the house was set on fire.
Quadruple Murder And House Fire Investigated In Washington, D.C.
Police allege in court documents that Mr Wallace changed elements of his story about when and how he delivered the $40,000.
In the first version he told police Mr Savopoulos had called him on the morning of 14 May and asked him to bring the money.
According to the documents, he later told police he received a text message from Mr Savopoulos the previous evening asking him to get the cash.
There were said to be other discrepancies in accounts by Mr Wallace, whose job was to drive Mr Savopoulos around and perform odd jobs.
The family's mobile phones and the data recorder for the home's surveillance cameras were taken from the home, according to search warrants obtained by News4.
A set of French doors at the family's home was also apparently kicked in.
Mr Savopoulos was chief executive of American Iron Works, a firm based in Maryland.
Wint once worked as a welder for the construction-materials firm, according to police.

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