There’s Something About… American Iron Works CEO Savvas Savopoulos Murdered With Part Of His Family

The murderer(s) took 40k in cash and left (his) DNA on eaten pizza that was delivered to this family house:

http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/2015/05/20/savopoulis-10-year-old-boy-tortured-before-murders-and-fire-in-dc/27643991/

Next:

http://observer.com/2015/05/stringer-wrings-1-million-from-city-contractor-for-underpaid-immigrant-workers/

Comptroller Scott Stringer today handed out checks totaling more than $900,000 to 33 mostly Guyanese immigrant workers—the proceeds of a nearly $1 million settlement with a construction firm that worked on 12 city projects and failed to pay prevailing wage.

The money redistribution followed a press conference where Mr. Stringer lambasted the Queens-based North American Iron Works Inc. for failing to pay the $42-an-hour plus benefits to its non-union employees, whom he said it had instead compensated at the rate of roughly $16 per hour. The comptroller, charged with handling the city’s finances and setting prevailing wage and benefit figures, reached a settlement deal with the subcontractor—which worked on 11 schools in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan as well as the Queens Museum—for it to reimburse to workers some $920,000 in back wages and pay a civil penalty of $46,000.

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Next:

Police said Saturday night that they are seeking a person of interest in the deaths of four people in a house in an upscale neighborhood in Northwest Washington.

Police said the individual may have been operating a Porsche automobile linked to the house.

They also provided video footage that appeared to show a man wearing a hoodie moving rapidly behind a building.

The announcement came in the deaths of Savvas and Amy Savopoulos and two others, believed to be their son and one of their housekeepers.

The Savopoulos family had been having a busy week. The husband was trying to get a new martial arts center in Chantilly, Va., ready for a grand opening, and he enlisted the help of one of his housekeepers. His wife was ill, and their 10-year-old son was recovering from injuries suffered in a go-kart crash.

Before the late night police announcement, the days and hoursleading up to the deaths of the husband and wife and the two others had come into sharper focus Saturday with new details from police records. They show attempts by friends and relatives to reach the victims Thursday morning, before they were found dead that afternoon in a burning home in Northwest Washington.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/housekeeper-of-dc-couple-found-dead-wondered-if-something-was-amiss/2015/05/16/08140154-fbf7-11e4-9030-b4732caefe81_story.html

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At least one of the four victims found dead in suspected arson attack at million-dollar family home of CEO ‘had head injuries and smelled of gasoline’

  • Three adults and a child were found dead inside the home in Northwest D.C. on Thursday afternoon following reports of a fire
  • One of those victims had a bloody injury to the head and smelled of gasoline when they were removed from the home, according to reports
  • The house is owned by American Iron Works CEO Savvas Savopoulos who lives with his wife, two teen daughters, a son, 10, and two housekeepers
  • Mrs Savopoulos ‘told a housekeeper not to come to work on Thursday because everyone was sick; when the worker called, she did not pick up’
  • Son, 10, did not got to school Thursday. The girls were at boarding school
  • The family Porsche was discovered abandoned near the scene and investigators are asking for witnesses who saw it leave around 10.30am

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) — D.C. Police are still investigating the aftermath of a quadruple homicide and fire in the Northwest part of the city.

On Monday night, police officers were still at the home of Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, 46 and 47 respectively, on Woodland Drive with bloodhounds to collect evidence.

Firefighters responded to the Savopoulos’ home for a fire on Thursday. Upon arrival, they found the pair, their 10-year-old son Philip and housekeeper Veralicia Figuaroa, 57, dead. An investigation found the four were cut or beat to death before the fire was set.

The Savopoulos’ also have two daughters, but both were away at boarding school during the murders.

Police have been sparse with details about the investigation, but did release video Saturday of a person of interest wanted in the investigation. The video shows a person running behind a building. Their face is not visible.

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More on this man, this story, as well as connections:

 

http://www.people.com/article/dc-house-fire-inside-the-investigation

http://heavy.com/news/2015/05/amy-abigail-katerina-philip-savvas-savopoulos-dead-washington-dc-suspicious-fire-victims-family-children-kids-housekeeper-porsche-cause-killed-arson-murder-suspect/

A married couple, their son and a housekeeper were found dead in a home in an upscale Washington, DC neighborhood on Thursday after the house burned in a fire, police say.

The home’s owner, 46-year-old American Iron Works CEO Savvas Savopoulous, his 47-year-old wife Amy, his 10-year-old son Philip, and their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, 57, of Silver Springs, Maryland, were identified as the victims during a Friday news conference.

Three of the victims died of sharp, blunt force trauma, according to My Fox DC. Police did not say how the fourth victim was killed. The deaths of all four were ruled as homicides, police said.

Figueroa was a native of El Salvador, were her children still lived, according to WUSA-TV. She had been working for the family for four years and had recently said she wanted to retire soon and return home.

Police believe more than one person was involved in the killings.

The $2 million mansion is in the 3200 block of Woodland Drive NW, not far from Vice President Joe Biden’s residence.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. Police Found a ‘Savage,’ Bloody & Obvious Crime Scene After the Fire

Police sources told My Fox DC that first responders found a “savage, bloody and obvious crime scene,” when they arrived at the scene.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier said at a Friday news conference that the fire was intentionally set.

“Evidence collection will go on for several days,” Lanier said. “There’s still a lot more we don’t know.”

Lanier said they haven’t found evidence of random or forced entry into the home. She said it’s hard to know if the house was ransacked because of the fire damage.

Firefighters were called to the house at about 1:15 p.m. It took about 30 minutes for the fire to be extinguished.

A neighbor, Joe Carregal, told the Washington Post he saw smoke pouring from the upper-story windows of the house and man knocking on the front door to try to get the family out. Fire trucks soon arrived and firefighters broke windows, deployed ladders and climbed onto the roof. Carregal said he saw them pull three victims from the house.

Police believe the killers accessed the home Wednesday and kept the victims bound, threatening them, until Thursday, NBC Washington reports. Investigators believe Savvas Savopoulos gave the culprits what they were looking for on Thursday.

2. The Family’s Porsche Was Abandoned & Burned in Maryland After it Was Seen Leaving the House

4. A Text Message Was Sent to Another Housekeeper Telling Her to Stay Home

The couple’s two daughters, 19-year-old Abigail, and 16-year-old Katerina, were not home because they were at boarding schools.

Abigail was set to graduate soon from Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, while Katerina is a student at Peddie School in New Jersey.

Philip Savopoulos was a fourth grader at the prestigious St. Albans School in DC.


5. The Family Moved Into the Home About 10 Years Ago & Were Active in the Community

The family was very involved in the community, friends and neighbors told the Washignton Post.

“The community where they lived really loved them,” a friend, Colo Palomeque, told the Post.

Amy Savopoulos was stay-at-home mom and was involved in her children’s schools and local charities.

Savvas Savopoulos was the CEO of American Iron Works, according to the company’s website.

The company is the “leading integrated manufacturer of highly-engineered, custom-manufactured building products and provider of installation services for specialty metals and structural steel in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan region.”

He was also the chairman of the board of Sigma Enterprises Ltd., an international trading firm, and had recently accepted a job with a Puerto Rico-based company.

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More links:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3086952/Savopoulos-family-DC-known-attackers-murder-arson.html

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Victims-in-Woodley-Park-Slayings-Were-Held-Overnight-304161751.html

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Victims-in-Woodley-Park-Slayings-Were-Held-Overnight-304161751.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/several-dead-at-house-in-upper-northwest-washington/2015/05/14/9d4df8ee-fa6f-11e4-9ef4-1bb7ce3b3fb7_story.html

http://dailycaller.com/2015/05/15/very-suspicious-fire-kills-four-in-home-of-dc-socialites/

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This brutal home invasion, bonding of and murder of this family will resonate so far and wide. This is very deep. We will continue looking into this story in comments as it unfolds. This is a very sad story and there is much more to it. God bless these children.

 

 

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