Savopoulos, his wife, Amy, their son, Phillip, and their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, were all found dead Thursday when firefighters responded to a fire at their $4.5 million northwest D.C. home.
The nature of the family’s security system, which was apparently always on and chiming—even when everyone was home—has led cops to believe there was a relationship between the killers and the family. Investigators tell NBC Washington there was no sign of a forced entry and that they believe the killers “had easy access.”
Investigators believe it’s likely that the killers gained access to the home Wednesday and kept the victims bound and threatened through Thursday afternoon, when Savvas Savopoulos gave them what they were looking for, sources said.
For example, she claims she received a bizarre phone call from Savvas Wednesday night explaining that Figueora—who was spending the night—had been unable to charge her cell phone. He then allegedly requested Nelly “tell that to anyone who might be worried about [Figueora].”