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Funeral Held for Family Killed in Quadruple Murder

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    Members of the Savopoulos family were laid to rest Monday. Hundreds attended a funeral service at a church just blocks from where they were killed in their home. (Published Monday, June 1, 2015)

    Funeral services were held Monday for the Washington, D.C., family found brutally murdered in their mansion in the Woodley Park neighborhood of northwest D.C. 

    Savvas Savopoulos, 46; his wife, 47-year-old Amy Savopoulos; and their 10-year-old son, Philip Savopoulos, were laid to rest at noon at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral. 

    The family was found dead in their burning home on May 14. A housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, was also killed. Daron Dylon Wint, who once worked for Savvas Savopoulos' company, has been arrested in the case.

    Police believe the victims were kept bound and threatened overnight before they were killed.

    Sometime that night, someone called Domino's from their house and ordered pizza. Sources say Wint's DNA was found on a pizza crust.

    The next morning, someone delivered $40,000 in cash to the multimillion-dollar house. The cash was withdrawn from an account at American Iron Works, where Savvas Savopoulos served as CEO.

    Sometime after the cash arrived, the home was set on fire, leading to the discovery of the bodies.

    Police say blunt force and sharp force trauma killed the three adults, according to court documents. The boy died of thermal and sharp force injuries.

    Police have said in charging documents they believe Wint had help from others holding the Savopouloses captive inside their northwest Washington mansion for at least 18 hours. But no other suspects have been identified.

    In an obituary published last week, the Savopoulos family was remember "for their devotion to family and charitable efforts for the less fortunate."

    The obituary also called Savvas Savopoulos a martial arts and power boat enthusiast. Amy Savopoulos was remembered as "an active volunteer." The couple's son, Philip, a fourth-grader, wanted to be a professional Formula-1 racecar driver and had a "comprehensive knowledge of the NBA, its players and statistics.