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D.C. Mansion Murders

Aired October 20, 2015 - 21:00   ET



UNIDENTIFED MALE: The following is a CNN Special Report.


LAURIE DIAMOND, SAVVAS SAVOPOULOS FRIEND: These are people who had really loved each other.

BROWN: ... living a dream...

JAY HOWARD, PHILIP SAVOPOULOS' COACH: They were the perfect example of how you live life.

BROWN: ... until the unthinkable.

LAWRENCE KOBILINSKY, VETERAN FORENSIC SCIENTIST: This is one of the worst kinds of crimes that could possibly happen.

BROWN: The family and their housekeeper held hostage, tortured, and left for dead.

MARY ELLEN O'TOOLE, FORMER FBI PROFILER: Only a psychopath could do something like this.

BROWN: Then the unexpected clue.

KOBILINSKY: That is what broke this case.

BROWN: The desperate manhunt.

ROBERT FERNANDEZ, U.S. MARSHAL: Command was giving go, go, go.

BROWN: Right here?

FERNANDEZ: Right there.

BROWN: And the search for answers.

RON HOSKO, FORMER ASST. DIRECTOR, FBI: These people had a plan, it's sadistic, horrific.

BROWN: Tonight a CNN Special Report: The D.C. Mansion Murders. Sunday, May 3rd, near Phoenix, Arizona, a race day for Philip, the 10- year-old son of Savvas and Amy Savopoulos. HOWARD: He was passionate beyond belief. No matter how he did on track, he would just be smiling from ear to ear.

BROWN: Jay Howard was Philip's coach. In this exclusive CNN interview he recalls their last race.

HOWARD: A typical day, we would get up in the morning, breakfast, and go to the track.

BROWN: Amy and Savvas followed Philip all over the country completely devoted to their son and his sport.

HOWARD: I believe it was the third time on track that day when Philip had his accident.

BROWN: During the race, Philip crashed his go-cart.

HOWARD: I and Savvas went on to the track to see Philip. And he was in typical good spirits, was not fazed by his accident in any way, shape or form.

BROWN: Philip suffered a concussion, and doctors sent him home for bedrest.

HOWARD: He was going to stay home, and, you know, just kind of schedule that the doctors laid out, rest for a few days, little bit of homework.

BROWN: Home was a Savopoulos family mansion in one of the wealthiest parts of Washington, D.C., not far from several embassies and vice president's house.

KEVIN CHAFEE, SENIOR EDITOR, WASHINGTON LIFE: Woodland Drive is known for having the biggest most expensive houses in the entire city.

BROWN: But home would be no safe haven. 10 days after Philips raise a series of strange eventsbegin at the mansion. First on Wednesday at 5:56 P.M., the security company monitoring the house gets an alert for broken glass on the French doors on the side of the house.


BROWN: Shortly after, a voicemail was left for the family's second housekeeper, Nelitza Gutierrez, telling her not to come to work as planned. She played the message for ABC.


SAVVAS SAVOPOULOS, VICTIM: It's Savvas. I hope you get this message. Amy is in bed sick tonight, and she was sick this afternoon. And Vera offered to stay and help her out. So she's going to stay the night here.


BROWN: To Ron Hosko, former assistant director of the FBI, it sounds suspicious.

If you're an investigator listening to that, what would that tell you?

HOSKO: Well, it's going to tells me I need to get that recording analyzed to see are there extraneous noises that are spiking up in the background.


S. SAVOPOULOS: And she was sick in the afternoon. And Vera offered...


HOSKO: Hear that somebody in the background under duress hollering?

BROWN: A few hours later, Gutierrez gets a text from Amy Savopoulos. "I'm making sure you do not come today."

UNIDENTIFED MALE: So when you got that text, were you thinking that was strange or unusual to get that kind of text?


UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: What did you first think when you got it?

GUITERREZ: I called her right away.




AMY SAVOPOULOS, VICTIM: Hi, you have reached my cell phone which I cannot answer right now.


BROWN: Later at 9:00 P.M., Amy orders two pizzas from Domino's but gives unusual instructions -- ring the bell and leave the pies on the front porch. When the driver arrived, the porch lights are on, but the house is dark.

It's just so eerie to think about, little did that pizza driver know...

HOSKO: Right. So he's walking up feet away from torture, from sadism, from mayhem inside that house.


BROWN: From the outside things would seem quiet here on Woodland Drive overnight. Until the next morning, when house keeper Vera Figueroa's husband comes looking for her.

BERNARDO ALFARO, VERA FIGUEROA'S HUSBAND: And then, knocking and knocking, ringing the bell. My feeling was somebody was inside.

BROWN: A short time after, he gets a call from Savvas Savopoulos.

ALFARO: I'm sorry because I didn't call you last night, Vera told me to call you. She has to stay with my wife because she was feeling bad. She has to go to the hospital and asked Vera to go with her.

BROWN: Vera's husband goes home. A few hours later, a mysterious delivery is made to the mansion, a package containing $40,000.

Court records reveal Savvas texted his assistant Jordan Wallace instructing him to bring the money to the house. Wallace lefts stacks of $100 bills in one of the family cars and leaves.

At 1:30 P.M., the D.C. Fire Department gets a call, reporting a fire on Woodland Drive. Flames are pouring from the second floor coming from Philip's bedroom.

CATHY LANIER, CHIEF, D.C. METROPOLITAN POLICE: We do know at this point that the fire appears to be intentionally set.

BROWN: Once the flames are out, firefighters discover the grisly murder scene. Savvas, Amy, Philip their bodies bloody and burned. Vera is rushed to the hospital, but doctors can't save her. A gruesome end to a nearly 20-hour nightmare.

O'TOOLE: This is excessive, gratuitous violence, it goes well beyond just doing it for money.

BROWN: When we come back, the Savopoulos family. Why would anyone want them dead?

DIAMOND: It's really gut-wrenching.

BROWN: And their suspected killer, how did he slip through the cracks?

JOHN TORRES, FORMER ICE SPECIAL AGENT: There's a breakdown in the system somewhere.



UNIDENTIFED MALE: Once inside the property, firefighters doused the flames. They quickly found four bodies.

UNIDENTIFED MALE: Three of the four victims killed yesterday suffered blunt force trauma before the fire began.

LANIER: There were injuries discovered, appear to be blunt force or sharp object injuries.

BROWN: It's a nightmare end to a fairy tale life.

UNIDENTIFED FEMALE: he tortured them, he killed them, even setting their home on fire.

BROWN: Shocking to all who knew this family like Mike Manatos, who met Savvas Savopoulos decades earlier as a church altar boy.

MIKE MANATOS: This kind of thing only happens in the movies, it doesn't happen in real life. And particularly to a couple and family so well liked and well respected in the community.

DIAMOND: And that's what's so shocking about this. That these aren't shady people. These are really family-oriented good people.

BROWN: Laurie Diamond with Savvas to his fraternity formal but he had eyes for someone else.

DIAMOND: He said there was somebody that he always had a crush on. And that all she had to do was say yes.

BROWN: That someone was Amy Martin, the daughter of an army colonel. They first met in high school, and both went to the University Of Maryland where Savvas seriously pursued Amy for years.

DIAMOND: I think he'd ask her out a lot. And she finally did say yes.

BROWN: What was he like after that?

DIAMOND: The happiest person you've ever seen.

BROWN: From then on, they were inseparable.

After graduation, Savvas went to law school, Amy went to work. They married in 1994.

DIAMOND: She was his whole world. And off they went on their journey.

BROWN: A journey that quickly led to children. Abigail was the first, Katerina next, then Philip. The son of a wealthy Greek aristocrat, Savvas soon joined his father's business, American Iron Works.

DIAMOND: He was excited about it. And he wanted to help his dad and be successful right along with him.

BROWN: The partnership that brought abundant wealth and abiding friendship.

DIAMOND: We went to dinner one night, and him and his dad were like the two kids that need to be separated in class. And they were so close. And so funny. And I think he really looked up to his dad.

BROWN: And followed in his philanthropic footsteps. Savvas and Amy were active in Washington charities. Amy was a regular volunteer at the kids' school.

CHAFEE: They just seemed like a very nice quiet Washington couple who lived under the radar. And if anything, they deliberately kept a low profile.

DIAMOND: This guy didn't care about wealth. He would have given money away. He was all about the experience.

BROWN: A tight-knit family, whether it was Amy leading them on hikes or Savvas taking them on a year-long getaway to the Caribbean.

DIAMOND: Family was the most important thing. He was just the kind of person who wanted to be in love and have a family and grow old with them.

BROWN: And as the summer of 2015 approached, the Savopoulos family was certain growing up. Abigail was graduating from high school. Katerina was searching for colleges, with her mother. Savvas was opening up a Martial Arts School, something he dreamed of doing since he was a teenager when he began training in the self-defense art known as Aikido.


DIAMOND: He used to joke with me. I would put up a hand and he would touch a nerve, you know, and I would say, "Uncle, uncle stop." I mean he knew how to defend himself. He really did.

BROWN: And Philip was living his dream as a go-cart racer.

HOWARD: Very fast learner, definitely no fear, he wasn't scared of it at all.

BROWN: Philip's coach Jay Howard spoke to CNN exclusively about his young student with an old soul.

HOWARD: He was -- the best way to describe it like 10 years old going on 35. I mean, he was so mature, so well spoken. It's very clear he had a great education. Great parenting and Savvas was great with him.

BROWN: Howard remembers one of the last dinners they had together.

HOWARD: The waiter comes over and says would you like a bread basket. And he goes, "I think I'm going to have to pass on the bread. I'm trying to watch my carbs this week." You know, and I'm like...

BROWN: 10 years old?

HOWARD: ... you're 10.

BROWN: Philip was inseparable from his dad especially since sisters Abigail and Katerina were away at boarding school.

HOWARD: He was with him, 24/7, you know, wherever we went, Savvas was with him.

DIAMOND: Savvas was always someone who would - who was in control of situation. He would have done anything. His only son, his beloved wife -- I mean he would have done anything for them. He was a proctor. For him to not be able to protect, it must have been awful. BROWN: An awful end. When we come back, the terror inside the mansion

KOBILINSKI: The body was so charred, that they couldn't even determine gender.



BROWN: As the smoke clears and the days pass, we learn much more about the brazen killings that took place in this wealthy Washington, D.C. neighborhood in broad daylight.

HOSKO: We're looking at this occurring somewhere around 6:00 in the evening. So, this is probably a relatively active street.

BROWN: And right next door, the ambassador of Australia he's right next, right next door to this?

HOSKO: Right. So and that's taking a fair amount of risk.

BROWN: A huge risk. The victim, Savvas, Amy Savopoulos, their 10- year-old son Philip and housekeeper Vera Figueroa were held hostage for almost 20 hours and tortured.

HOSKO: Imagine how sadistic you have to be to slowly wring the life out of somebody. Or bid it out of somebody or beat it out of somebody or cut them over and over again so that they are slowly bleeding to death.

It's a product of incredibly sick mind.

BROWN: Former FBI Profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole spent her career studying the criminal mind.

O'TOOLE: These individuals who is doing this, or this individuals, you have a leader, a primary person. This person is getting off on hearing the screams and the cries, and is enjoying the power, is enjoying the thrill, and I think being able to come in there, control this family, inflict these injuries was something that he actually enjoyed doing.

BROWN: But who did these things? Solving the crime depends heavily on unearthing physical evidence at the scene.

HOSKO: When you have a quadruple homicide, this is in effect an all hands on deck. You want your best forensic people in this house.

BROWN: Some of the first clues they find a shattered lock. And this shoeprint on French doors on the side of the house suggesting whoever held the family and their housekeeper hostage force their way in.

That picture we've seen of the shoeprint...

HOSKO: What? BROWN: ... how telling could it be?

HOSKO: It could very telling if the police can locate a shoe of the same dimensions, particularly if they can identify brand. It may put a person into that shoe.

BROWN: And inside be a state, possible murder weapons, a samurai sword like this one taken from Savopoulus martial arts collection.

Veteran forensic scientist Lawrence Kobilinsky.

KOBILINSKY: A medical examiner would have to look very carefully at the blade. Is it how in gone both sides or at one side? How wide is it, how long is it?

BROWN: And a bloody baseball bat, similar to this, found in the upstairs bedroom where the three adult bludgeoned bodies are discovered.

KOBILINSKY: With blood at that thick surface, at the thick end of the bat tells me that that was what was used to inflict that blunt trauma, striking these four people on the back of the head.

BROWN: A knife is discovered in the trash behind the house. Police find finger prints and hair fibers.

KOBILINSKY: That would establish a direct linkage between a suspect or an individual at the crime scene.

BROWN: Police find duct tape believed to have been used to restrain the victims, and matches thought to have been used to start of fire.

And then the family's Porsche missing from the garage, it's found 13 miles from the mansion, engulfed in flames.

[21:25:03] Inside the burning car, a green construction vest, similar to vests worn by workers at Savvas' company, AIW.

HOSKO: Was this some part of some sort of ruse, that the offenders came in under some representative of a utility company, trying to get access to the house?

BROWN: Later that vest will provide another critical clue.

The mystery deepens as police find thousands of dollars of cash left behind in the house. Why would the killers leave money behind?

O'TOOLE: It was not just about the money, it was not just about all the jewelry that probably was there. That really goes to the motivation of the offender, that these murders themselves were very important.

BROWN: And the autopsies show the murders were horrific.

KOBILINSKY: They had to be restrained, or else they couldn't have been tortured and treated the way they had. They would have fought back. Mr. Savvas Savopoulos was a healthy young man, 46 years old. He certainly would have fought back if he had not been restrained.

BROWN: Even after the ransom money was dropped off, the horror continues for several more hours, until the house is set ablaze in the early afternoon.

HOSKO: The subjects probably administering additional pain to the victim, that gap of time is I want more, you can get more.

BROWN: Savvas and Vera were bitten, stabbed and strangled.

KOBILINSKY: That's a very close-in injury. It's not like a gunshot where you can shoot a gun from a distance.

This strangulation, you have to be right in and at your victim. There's a psychological overlay here to what's going on in that home.

BROWN: Amy died from sharp force trauma, and 10-year-old Philip stabbed and burned beyond recognition.

KOBILINSKI: I think it became pretty clear to the first responders that the child had been tortured multiple stab wounds.

The son was engulfed in flame, to the point where the body was so charred that they couldn't even determine gender.

BROWN: First responders find the three adults in a bedroom upstairs, Vera and Amy bound in chairs, and Savvas on the floor.

KOBILINSKY: The 10-year-old was handled separately.

BROWN: Philip is discovered in his bedroom, alone.

KOBILINSKY: He was the bargaining chip, the threat was made against him while getting the adults to do whatever the perpetrator wanted.

HOSKO: The unknown of where is my son? I want to see my son or whatever pain and suffering his son was going through at that time, it's all in the mind of a killer.

BROWN: Clearly this is where the fire started. Philip's bedroom where his body was found. Why do you think they started the fire there, which could easily be seen on the street?

HOSKO: So I think this is a mistake of a killer who is not particularly organized, a killer who thought that the use of an accelerant, gasoline presumably in this case would burn faster, it would burn hotter and it would burn more completely.

BROWN: But the killer's assumptions were wrong.

HOSKO: This resulted in the potential discovery of much physical evidence that could be preserved, tested, people eliminated, people included in the suspect hunt.

BROWN: Coming up, an unexpected clue breaks the case wide open.

HOSKO: That looks like the pivotal piece of evidence.



BROWN: A city in shock. A neighborhood in fear.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I've never seen anything like this.

BROWN: A family devastated.

As Washington, D.C. mourns for the Savopoulos family and their housekeeper, Vera Figueroa. Investigators begin their search for who could be behind a horrific crime.

HOSKO: There was almost prolonged suffering and torture for the sake of suffering and torture.

BROWN: Hours after the bodies are discovered, the family's Porsche is discovered miles away on fire in a church parking lot.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That is smoke fire coming out from the front ciphered car.

LANIER: Anybody who may have information about the blue 2008 Porsche, please call us with what information you may have.

BROWN: Then a mysterious figure emerges.

Police release grainy surveillance video that shows someone running from the burning Porsche.

Could this be the killer? But the most important break comes from an unlikely source -- a piece of pizza.

KOBILINSKY: It just so happens that the fire never really hit that slice of pizza. That is what broke this case.

BROWN: For DNA experts like Lawrence Kobilinsky, it's a pot of gold.

KOBILINSKY: You have a lot of cheek cells that tend to slough off into your saliva. And there's a lot of DNA in saliva. And every time you bite into something, you are leaving small amounts of saliva behind.

BROWN: The pizza is taken to a forensic lab and immediately tested for DNA.

HOSKO: They compared that developed DNA to a national database, and out pops Daron Wint.

BROWN: Police have their suspect.

A 34-year old Maryland man who worked for Savopoulos at American Iron Works 10 years before.

[21:35:00] Almost a week after the quadruple homicide homicides, Daron Wint face is everywhere.

ASHLEIGH BANFIELD, CNN ANCHOR: You need to stop whatever you're doing and look very closely at your screen because the man identified by the Washington D.C. police as...

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The manhunt is on.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Suspect is 34 Daron Dylon Wint.

O'TOOLE: Daron Wint is a very violent man and the violence probably started when he was very young.

BROWN: He was born in Guyana, for a short time was a U.S. marine recruit before dropping out of the basic training.

Wint has a violent criminal past, including arrests for domestic violence, assault and burglary.

Mary Ellen O'Toole is a former FBI profiler.

O'TOOLE: When you have an offender whose family is afraid of him, who bits up on his girlfriend, that's the kind of violence that people look at and they are afraid of him and that type of violence is not going to go away.

BROWN: In 2010, he was arrested behind a dumpster near American Iron Works, carrying a 2-foot-long machete.

O'TOOLE: I think that's significant because that occurred in 2010 which is five years after he left American Iron Works, so he's back at the same company with a machete, behaving in a very threatening manner.

BROWN: Wint was only convicted of a misdemeanor in that case, but now thanks to the DNA evidence on that piece of pizza, he's the main suspect in a horrific quadruple murder.

ROBIN FICKER, WINT'S FORMER ATTORNEY: It's a giant Olympic-sized broad jump from a piece of pizza to four homicides.

BROWN: Wint's former Attorney Robin Ficker, who represented him in past run-ins with the law, says police have the wrong guy.

FICKER: I know him to be a kind, gentle, nonaggressive person, someone you wouldn't mind your grandmother going to lunch with.

LANIER: Right now it does not appear that this was just a random crime, but there is a connection through the business of the suspect and the Savopoulos family business.

BROWN: Wint was a welder at AIW from 2003 to 2005, and sources say he had a reputation as a problem employee, but is Wint capable of torturing and murdering four people by himself?

KOBILINSKY: How do you restrain multiple people? I mean, these things can happen, but the simplest explanation is there's somebody else there committing the crime, you know, actually holding these other people down while a knife is held to the throat of the son.

BROWN: For now police only tie Wint to the crime.

A team of federal agents begin a massive manhunt.

They track Wint to his girlfriend's home in Brooklyn, New York.

Next, the High-Stakes Manhunt comes to a boiling point, and Wint is not alone.

FERNANDEZ: It was really intense. We made everybody come crawling out one at a time.



BROWN: One week after the brutal murders of a Washington, D.C. family and their housekeeper, a major break in the case.

DON LEMON, CNN ANCHOR: A suspect has identified in a brutal quadruple homicides.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Authorities identifying a suspect to an unusual clue.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: DNA on a pizza crust.

BROWN: ATF forensic specialists recover DNA at the mansion that pins a suspect.

KOBILINSKY: You find the pizza that was ordered the night before the murders, you find the pizza was eaten, and it is a crucial piece of evidence.

BROWN: Daron Wint is the prime suspect, and a wanted fugitive. He flees the D.C. area. Police tracked him to New York. He's hiding out at his girlfriend's apartment in Brooklyn. But just before they move in to arrest him, Wint disappears again.

How much did they miss him by?

FERNANDEZ: Not long, in minutes probably. Wint had happened to see himself on the news named as the suspect. And he fled before our people were able to get to the location. That was the first car.

BROWN: Marshal Rob Fernandez leads the team of federal agents tasked with capturing Wint.

FERNANDEZ: My concern is since he wasn't an American citizen that he was trying to get himself some sort of I.D. or passport to get out of the country.

BROWN: As Fernandez and his team scramble to find Wint, they worry he's got nothing to lose. FERNANDEZ: He's incredibly dangerous person to be out on the streets, especially for a patrol officer who might pull him over and trying to stop him.

BROWN: With the clock ticking, police get a tip Wint on his way back to D.C.

FERNANDEZ: He had gone up on a bus. So, we assumed that he was coming back on the Chinatown bus.

BROWN: They boarded of these buses to find him?

FERNANDEZ: We probably boarded about four or five of these buses that arrived from Brooklyn, but he wasn't on any of them.

BROWN: Wint they later learned pays a cabdriver $1000 to take him from New York to this hotel in a Washington, D.C. Suburb.

FERNANDEZ: Two of our experienced investigators were parked side by side. They came up with information that led us here. So, we sent an advance team to figure out which room he was in. We were putting in the tactical gear, getting prepared to go into the hotel room where he was and make the arrest.

BROWN: The timing is incredibly fortunate. They spot Wint leaving the hotel. But he's not alone.


FERNANDEZ: While the advance team told us, "Hey, they just took off, going up route one."

BROWN: Fernandez in a fleet of police cars chased two vehicles. The white Chevy Cruze, went he's riding in along with a truck of unknown associates.

FERNANDEZ: I could see the truck and the car, so we pulled in right behind.

BROWN: After the suspect's vehicle perform a bizarre u-turn, Fernandez radios for helicopter backup and make his move.

FERNANDEZ: I decided that we just had to take the cars down.

BROWN: And it was right here, right?

FERNANDEZ: That's right. Command was given, go, go, go, and we did it just like we practiced, pinched the car in, another car came around on the side, block it off.

BROWN: Fernandez and his team move quickly to pull everyone from both vehicles, inside the cars, Wint and four others, two of them women.

What was Wint like? Was he combative at all? Was he compliant?

FERNANDEZ: When he came out, his body posture and a look on his face was like he was thinking about running, but we were right on top of him, and he never got a chance.

BROWN: Finally after a painstaking 48-hour manhunt, Wint is captured.

FERNANDEZ: It was such a horrible situation, he's such a monster. I felt great.

BROWN: What did you see when you opened up the car door?

FERNANDEZ: Well, I saw the passenger door of the truck was open after we pulled the occupants out. And I just glanced, and I could see a big wad of $100 bills. It had to be thousands of dollars in the side compartment of the passenger door.

BROWN: Officers find at least $10,000 in the vehicles. $100 bills, the same denomination as the stacks of money dropped off at the mansion. One of the women in the car with Wint admitted, she purchased more than $10,000 in money orders after the murders. So far, investigators have recovered $30,000 of the $40,000 ransom.

O'TOOLE: I would think the rest of that money went to Wint spending it on a cab ride to New York, spending it on himself.

BROWN: For now, only Wint is charged with the murders. The people traveling with him are all released from custody.

We now learn more about Daron Wint. His green card was already in jeopardy when he was arrested in March for allegedly receiving stolen property. But immigration officials were never notified.

TORRES: If Daron Wint is arrested in March and ICE never received those fingerprints until after he's arrested for the quadruple murders, then, it tells me that there's a breakdown in the system somewhere.

BROWN: This time Wint is going nowhere, held without bond in a Washington jail.

Next, more damning evidence against Wint, but this case may not be a slam dunk.

SEAN HONOVER, WINT'S FORMER ATTORNEY: We believe he was set up.

BROWN: Plus new clues raise suspicions about whether someone else might be involved.

KOBILINSKY: Wint may have had an accomplice.



VINCENT COHEN, US ATTORNEY, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Now, Mr. Wint is now incarcerated, and he's held without bond. Our work is not done.

BROWN: May 22nd, Daron Wint, the lone suspect in the grisly Washington, D.C. Mansion murders is captured and behind bars. HONOVER: He has been isolated for some time. He is kept on to an administrative wing, for a time, he was in suicide watch wing. These are highly segregated locations which are cement floor, paper gown, nothing else.

BROWN: Wint's former attorney many this case, Sean Honover.

HONOVER: He helped us by being open with us, and we believe that he is set up, and that there are more people involved with this.

BROWN: But more than two months pass and no one else is arrested. In fact, the case against Wint only heats up. The prosecutors revealed damning new evidence at a pretrial hearing.

COHEN: And we at the U.S. Attorney's office will use the full force of the law to make sure that justice is served.

BROWN: Savopoulos, his daughter Abigail, she was away at boarding school when her parent, little brother and family housekeeper were murdered raise the court house to stare down their accused killer.

In court, Wint won't look her way, his arms and legs chuckled, he sit silently as prosecutors reveal for the first time, they found Wint's DNA on a second piece of evidence, a green construction vest discovered inside the family's Blue Porsche miles away from the mansion. Forensic expert, Lawrence Kobilinsky.

KOBILINSKY: And now, so we've got some crucial linkage and not only with the pizza crust that was found in the mansion, but now we have an item in the Porsche that was apparently torched by whoever committed the crime and now a juror is looking at two critical pieces of evidence that says that Daron Wint was involved in these killings.

BROWN: Savvas' DNA is found and the vest, too, along with DNA of a third unidentified person. Could this be an accomplice?

KOBILINSKY: Yes, it could mean that, so one way to get around this is e elimination specimens. Who might have had contact with the vest? Finding a match on the database would be really a major finding.

BROWN: So far though, no match, but there's more on the prime suspect. At Wint's father's home investigators find an $11,000 receipt for an immigration attorney for Wint, dated four days before he was ever named the suspect. Did Wint know police were coming for him?

In court, Wint's lawyers argued their client could not possibly have acted alone and raised questions about Savva's assistant, 28-year-old Jordan Wallace who delivered the $40, 000 to the mansion as the victims were held hostage inside.

[21:55:05] Police say Wallace who had only been working for Savopoulos for a couple of months sent a picture to a friend showing two bundles of cash inside of the red bag. But four bundles were taken from the bank.

HONOVER: And where are the other two? This is before the drop was ever made. Isn't that interesting.

BROWN: And the court records show and Wallace's backpack, his passport, checkbook and the registration for one of Savvas' sport cars valued at more than $300.000.

KOBILINSKY: What disturbs if that his passport was present in the bag. And what is that tell you? I don't care your passport around with me. Was he going to flee? Was he going to leave the country escape? So, I think the police are very curious about Mr. Wallace.

BROWN: And could there be a connection between Jordan Wallace and Daron Wint? Our research shows that in 2006, Wint lived in the same Maryland apartment complex as Wallace's father.

O'TOOLE: I don't think that's a coincidence at all, I think that that's very strong evidence that the two very likely ran into each other, and knew each other. That's very likely was the place where these two men first met.

BROWN: What's still not clear is that Jordan Wallace actually lived in the same building as Wint or just visited, and we found no other indication that Wint and Wallace knew each other.

JORDAN WALLACE, SAVVAS SAVOPOLOUS ASSISTANT: I think about give years the technology is been there especially in the electric go-karts.

BROWN: Wallace a race car enthusiast seen here during a radio talk show, raised suspensions early on, because investigators say he changed his story several times about the money drop.

HOSKO: All of these inconsistencies base on his being nervous with all of the story about quadruple homicide and him as the delivery person, does the excitement and the risk of his involvement in that case play with his memory? Isn't all innocent?

BROWN: Have you seen this before in other cases?

HOSKO: Sure, sure. And it happens in high pressure cases, and certainly here, the pressure is on, because four people are dead.

BROWN: Despite their suspicions, the police have not found any evidence implicating Wallace in the murders. And they have not charged him on this case.

CNN tried to get Wallace' side of the story but neither he nor his family would comment.

D.C. police had also been looking at Daron Wint's cousin, who also happened to work here at American Iron Works. He was fired around the same time Wint left. And sources data company had to take out a restraining order against the cousin, because he allegedly threatened to burn the place down though he not been named the suspect in this case and CNN has not been able to reach him for comment.

Why only Wint? Why is he the only one behind bars right now do you think? O'TOOLE: I don't know why he's the only the one behind bars. I really don't. I am amazed that they have not brought somebody else in.

BROWN: So many questions still linger. Was revenge the motive?

O'TOOLE: It could have been he was angry about losing his job 10 years ago. He resented losing his job.

BROWN: If the motive was money, why leave expensive art, jewelry and thousands of dollars in cash behind?

HOSKO: There is an element here that seems personal, and indicators of anger in this. There are certainly indicators of torture in this all over a relatively small amount of money.

DIAMOND: I am sure that Savvas would have given everything away to save his family.

BROWN: And could someone have saved the family?

HOSKO: You look at opportunities for people to have called the police, to have alerted the police that something isn't right at the house. Whether that's the other, the housekeeper's husband, the other housekeeper who was waved off in an unusual way, the assistant, people at work? Is this a story of opportunity lost?

BROWN: As family and friends say good-bye to Philip, Amy, Savvas and Vera. All are left to wonder why anyone would want to hurt this family.

We may never know the true story.

HOSKO: We may never know. We may never know.

DIAMOND: I just picture the three of them together. And that's the only thing this that makes me feel better is that at least they're together.