Timeline in D.C. Mansion Killings Case

A timeline of the slayings that have gripped the District of Columbia

Daron Dylon Wint

A Washington, D.C., couple, their young son and a housekeeper were discovered dead in a Woodley Park mansion after the house went up in flames. The deaths of Savvas Savopoulos, the 46-year-old president of American Iron Works; his wife, Amy, 47; their 10-year-old son, Philip; and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, 57, have gripped the District of Columbia. Here is what is known about the slayings.

Alfredo Flores

May 13 

3:00 p.m.— The family's housekeeper, Veralicia "Vera" Figueroa, was supposed to finish her work day, according to a second housekeeper. That housekeeper, who has said she is concerned for her safety, goes by the name Nelly.

5:30 p.m.— Amy Savopoulous calls her husband Savvas asking him to come home to watch their son, Philip, because she has plans to go out, a source close to the family says.

9 p.m.—Nelly gets a message from Savvas Savopoulos, who tells her not to come to work the next day and says Figueroa would be spending the night at the family’s home. In addition to sleeping over, Savvas explained that Figueroa's cellphone was dead and they did not have a charger, which Nelly found odd. He tells Nelly in a voicemail that his wife is sick in bed, instead of going out, like he had indicated earlier. Nelly doesn't pick up the message until the next morning.

—The Savopoulos family and the housekeeper are believed to have been held captive overnight inside the multi-million-dollar house in northwest Washington, just blocks from Vice President Joe Biden’s home.

—Domino’s pizza is delivered to the house. DNA from a piece of crust would lead police to a suspect.

AP

May 14

9:30 a.m.— Figueroa’s husband goes to the Savopoulos home and knocks on the door. No one answers, though he feels that someone may be inside. He then gets a call from Savvas Savopoulos saying Vera had been taken to the hospital. 

9:40 a.m. — Nelly receives a text from Amy Savopoulos' phone, which reads, "I am making sure you do not come today." When Nelly calls Amy immediately, the call goes to voicemail. She texts Amy but does not get a response.

10:30 a.m. — The family’s 2008 blue Porsche is last seen at the home, D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier said. Later in the day, the car is found torched in the parking lot of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in New Carrollton, Maryland, about 13 miles from the Savopoulos home.

— Savvas Savopoulos's personal assistant drops off a package containing $40,000 in cash at the house.

1:30 p.m.— D.C. Fire and EMS respond to a call for a fire on Woodland Drive NW. The bodies of the Savopoulos family and the housekeeper are found inside, Philip in his bedroom, the others on the floor of another bedroom.

Alfredo Flores

May 20

 — An arrest warrant is issued for a suspect, 34-year-old Darron Dellon Dennis Wint, who authorities say worked at American Iron Works.

May 21

11 p.m. — Wint is taken into custody during a traffic stop in the 1000 block of Rhode Island Avenue NE. Three women were in the car with Wint, police said. Two vehicles, including a box truck, were towed away from the scene.

May 22

Friday afternoon- Wint appears in court and is charged with first-degree murder while armed. He is ordered held without bond and ordered to submit to a DNA swab. He does not enter a plea, and is due back in court June 23. 

Court documents filed Friday afternoon say the family and the housekeeper were held overnight by more than one person before they were slain. 

Wint's name was spelled "Daron Dylon Wint" in previous filings in the case. Friday's filing says Darron Dellon Dennis Wint is his "true name." He has also used his brother's name: Steffon.

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