Martial arts sword and duct tape may have been used in D.C. mansion murder

A sword from Savvas Savopoulos’ martial arts collection may have been used in last month’s murder of Savapoulos, his wife, son, and housekeeper, sources told the Washington Post. 

The sword, which was part of Savvas Savopoulos’s martial arts collection, was found at the scene with what appeared to be blood on it, the Washington Post reports.  Authorities also reportedly found bits of duct tape that they think was used to subdue the victims. Remnants of tape were found on the body of Amy Savopoulos, and on a chair where their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, was found.

Daron Dylon Wint, 34, a former employee at Savvas Savopoulos’s business, has been charged with the murders. According to the Post’s sources, prosecutors want to compare a fingerprint on a water bottle found in the home to Wint. Investigators are also reported to have found a boot print near the front door next to broken glass, which could indicate forced entry into the Savopoulos home.


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