WASHINGTON (WJZ)–Horrifying murders–new developments in the slayings of a wealthy D.C. family.
Police now release four people detained in connection with the killings, leaving many desperate for answers.READ MORE: Unseld Out Of Protocols, Set To Return As Wizards Coach
Rick Ritter has the latest.
Investigators say Darron Wint didn’t act alone when held the family captive for nearly 24 hours. Those arrested with him at the time he was taken into custody are now being released, but police say it doesn’t mean they’re off the hook.
Gruesome murders that started with the arrests of multiple people, but only Darron Wint has been charged with the killings of the Savopolous family.
Nearly two weeks after the slayings police are still securing their D.C. mansion–after releasing four people detained in connection with the killings.
But court documents make it clear Wint didn’t act alone–saying CEO Savass Savopolous, his wife Amy, young son Phillip and housekeeper were held captive by Mr. Wint and others –and the crimes required the presence and assistance of more than one person.
“Though Mr Wint is incarcerated and he’s held without bond, our work is not done,” said Vincent Cohen, Acting District of Columbia U.S. Attorney.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Snow Could Impact Parts Of The State Sunday Night Into Monday Morning
Documents go on to show a witness who worked for Savass Savopolous as a driver, says Savass called Thursday morning and requested a package be picked up and delivered to his home.
The witness first reported stopping at the office to pick up another employee before withdrawing $40,000 in cash.
Shortly after cash was dropped off in the garage at the Savopolous home, authorities say Wint killed the hostages before setting the place on fire.
But under questioning , that same witness changed his story on how he received the package, where it was left and when the request was made. The witness later admitted lying twice about key details throughout the investigation.
“There’s a tremendous amount of info that’s now available to them that they have to parse through and follow each and everyone,” said Steve Pomerantz, Former Assistant Director of FBI.
Police did not identify the four people released or say how long they were detained.
There was no word on the whereabouts of a fifth person they took into custody the same night Wint was arrested.
It was a half-eaten slice of pizza found at the crime scene that led police back to Wint’s DNA.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 3K New Cases Reported Sunday As Hospitalizations and Positivity Rate Continues To Decline
He’s due in court on June 23rd.