Wife & Mom Victim in DC Murders Received Eerie Text Hours Before She Died

savopoulos houseThere are new details in the horrific Savopoulos family murders. Thirty-four-year-old Daron Dylon Wint has been charged with first-degree felony murder for the killings of the CEO of American Iron Works Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip, and housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa. But now detectives are focusing on Savopoulos' assistant Jordan Wallace, who dropped off $40,000 in cash and sent texts messages that may help us understand motive.


Wallace's story on where the money came from and when he left it at the home hasn't been consistent.

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On May 13, a day before the family was found dead in their burned out Woodley Park mansion in DC, Wallace texted Savvas Savopoulos saying, "Got your message, I'll call you once I get the package." 

The next morning at around 9 a.m., Wallace sent an unidentified woman a photo of the money. She replied, "Daaaamn. I wonder how much it is?"  He responded, "40."

Then at around 10:30 a.m., Wallace texted Savvas: "Package delivered."

The fire at the home was reported around 1:15 p.m. Wallace reportedly heard about it and texted Savvas' wife Amy: "Hey ms Amy are you ok, if so you need to get home I got a call that your house is on fire."

Investigators revealed that by this time, Amy had already been murdered. She, along with her husband and their housekeeper, were bludgeoned to death after being held captive for days. Their son was burned beyond recognition in the fire.

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There were clues that something wasn't right, but sadly no one could have guessed that something so horrible was happening in that home.

There are reports that the suspect in custody used to work for Savvas at American Iron Works, and Wint was arrested five years ago for acting threatening outside the company's headquarters with a BB gun and 2-foot long machete. That money delivered was thought to be for Savvas to open a martial arts center, but something doesn't seem right. Dropping off $40,000 on a front porch is an unsettling request. Did Wint set this up and force Savvas to make the call for this money? Why did Wint have to murder them?

Initially, police thought there were no signs of forced entry, but now it was revealed there was a boot print under a "single broken window pane." Cellphones and a video recorder were also taken from the home, along with a Porsche that was recovered. Wint's DNA was found on pizza crust inside the house -- it was delivered from Domino's during the ordeal, left on the porch and paid for with money left in an envelope.

This is a story that we may never fully understand and there are many missing pieces. Sadly, nothing will bring back that little boy, his family, and housekeeper.

What do you make of the latest evidence?

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