Wealthy family, housekeeper were murdered and set on fire together with $4.5M home

Wealthy family, housekeeper were murdered and set on fire together with $4.5M home

A corporate executive, his wife, their little son and a housekeeper were killed inside the $4.5M family residence that later were set on fire in Washington, Columbia.

A corporate executive, his wife, their little son and a housekeeper were killed inside the $4.5M family residence that later were set on fire in Washington, Columbia.

Local authorities hasn’t offered any details about possible motives of the murder and a possible murderer itself yet.

Indeed three of the victims had a lot of stab wounds and blunt-force injuries as well. According to police Chief Cathy Lanier, all four victims were murdered before the house was set on fire.

The victims were identified as the couple of Savvas Savopoulos, 46, and his wife Amy Savopoulos, 47, their 10-year-old son Philip and a housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, 57, of Silver Spring, Maryland. There are other members of the family, two older daughters, who attend boarding school out of state and are safe as the police spokesman said.

Family car, a blue 2008 Porsche, was found also being set on fire Thursday night in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Lanier said that there were no signs of forced entry at the house and the police are likely to stay there for a couple of days combing through the evidence. She added that this case has still a lot more that the police hadn’t investigated yet.

Savvas Savopoulos headed the American Iron Works, a building materials manufacturer based in Hyattsville, Maryland.  A person who answered the phone at the company’s headquarters declined to comment earlier Friday.

The $4.5 million family house is located near the Vice President Joe Biden’s official residence and from the Washington National Cathedral, which was prepared to host memorial services for Savopoulos family and their housekeeper.

The Savopoulos’ son attended a private St. Albans School that adjacent to the cathedral. The counselors there were on hand to assist  the grief that laid on students and teaching staff. The school’s headmaster Vance Wilson said that their school community has been grieving over that tragic situation at the home of one of their young students.

All neighborhood is incredibly unsettled and a little bit frightened because of slayings, said Lisa Lambert who lives nearby, but didn’t know the family well. She added that they were well-liked and that incident became a dark surprise for everyone.

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