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‘Mansion Murders' Site Back on Market for $4.5M

A property on which three family members and their housekeeper were brutally killed in Washington D.C. is back on the market.

The empty lot on 32nd Street NW in the Woodley Park neighborhood is listed for $4.5 million.

In the mansion that stood on the property, four people were held captive, tortured and killed in May 2015: Savvas Savopoulos; his wife, Amy; their 10-year-old son, Phillip and their housekeeper, Vera Figueroa.

The relisting of the home brought back painful memories, Nelly Gutierrez said. She worked for the Savopoulos family as a housekeeper for more than 20 years. Figueroa was her best friend.

"We don’t have any answers. Everything's still so quiet," Gutierrez said. "I still miss them very much."

The house on the corner property at 2802 32nd St. NW -- which previously had the address 3201 Woodland Drive NW -- went up for sale in Nov. 2015 for $3.5 million. A listing said the house would be sold as-is. It was clear there had been a fire, and there was a red crime scene seal on the door.

Days later, it sold for $3 million.

In April 2017, the new owner demolished the house and planned to rebuild.

But the owner changed their mind and decided not to rebuild, an agent with Washington Fine Properties said.

When houses with a history go on the market, they're often referred to as "stigmatized" properties. D.C. law says if a potential buyer asks if anyone died in that home, the realtor has to be truthful. But realtors don't have to volunteer the information if they're not asked.

D.C. police say Daron Wint -- the sole suspect in the killings -- held the four victims captive for roughly 18 hours on May 13 and 14, 2015 inside the Savopoulouses' multimillion-dollar mansion. Wint was allegedly paid a $40,000 ransom, then police say he killed the family and Figueroa and set the house on fire.

Wint's attorney, who was later fired, said he believed his client had been set up.

On Wednesday, fences and no trespassing signs surrounded the lot.

With the property back on the market, Gutierrez said no price would matter to her.

"If they buy for four or five or six or seven million, they're not gonna bring the family back. They're not gonna bring my friend back," she said.

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