DNA From Pizza Crust Helps Police Identify Maryland Murder Suspect

Police identified a suspect from the crust of a Domino's pizza found at the scene of the crime

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

An arrest warrant has been issued for the man whose DNA was found at the home. 

Authorities in charge of investigating the murder of a family in Maryland have uncovered a new suspect by identifying his DNA on a piece of pizza crust that was in the home.

In May, firefighters were called to attend to a mansion in Washington, D.C., that had been set ablaze.

When they arrived, they found the bodies of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife and son, and a housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa. Savvas Savopoulos was the CEO of American Iron Works, a company that supplies construction materials.

All had been killed before the fire was set, police determined. The Savopouloses have two surviving daughters who were out of state at the time.

At the home, police found new DNA evidence on the crust of a Domino's pizza that had been delivered to the home belonging to a man named Daron Dylon Wint, whose motives and connection to the family authorities have yet to make clear. An arrest warrant has been issued for Wint.

Surveillance footage of a person of interest has also been released by police, although it is not clear where the footage was taken, or the person's identity. 

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