WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ) — It’s been a month since a Maryland CEO, his wife, 10-year-old son and housekeeper were murdered in their DC mansion, but even with a suspect in custody the investigation is not over.
Pat Warren has more.
Savvas, Amy and Phillip Savopoulos and Veralicia Figueroa were found murdered on May 14 in the family’s home, which was then set on fire.
“I can’t stop thinking about that day,” Nelitza Gutierrez said. “Maybe if I was there, maybe I help them.”
Gutierrez is the housekeeper Savvas Savopoulos told not to come to work.
“Amy is in bed sick tonight and she was sick this afternoon and Vera offered to stay and help her out,” she recalls him telling her.
Gutierrez tried to call Figueroa.
“That day I call her three times, and also I send her a text message — ‘Are you OK? Call me when you have a chance’,” she said.
Court documents reveal that among the items police found at the mansion was a baseball bat with blood on it.
It was found in the bedroom with three of the bodies.
The adult male with trauma to the head, and lacerations to the throat and head.
Police say the victims were tortured, beaten and stabbed to death.
Thirty four-year-old Daron Wint, a former employee of Savvas Savopoulos, is charged with murder in their deaths.
His DNA was found on a pizza crust at the house and it’s Wint police say is seen on the surveillance video leaving the area after torching a Savopoulos car.
Gutierrez worked for the family for 20 years.
“It’s very hard and I know I’m going to miss them forever,” she said.
Investigators believe there’s more than one suspect in the crime.
Police are investigating an employee who dropped off $40,000 at the house, presumed to be a ransom.