Police hope surveillance video leads to answers in quadruple homicide

 
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Savvas and Amy Savopoulos

Police hope surveillance video released of a person of interest related to a quadruple homicide in an upscale D.C. neighborhood will bring them closer to answers.

Forty-six-year-old Savvas Savopoulos, his 47-year-old wife Amy Savopoulos, their 10-year-old son Phillip, and 57-year-old housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa were all found dead inside of their burning home in the 3200 block of Woodland Drive Thursday afternoon.

The surveillance video shows a person of interest who police believe may have been driving a blue 2008 Porsche 911 that belonged to the Savopoulos family.

The video was taken by a camera located at La Fontaine Bleue, a banquet hall and catering business along Annapolis Road in New Carrolton, Maryland. The business is right next to a parking lot at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church where the missing Porsche vehicle was found set on fire on Thursday.

The surveillance video shows the person of interest carrying an unidentified object in his right hand while running through the property outside of La Fontaine Bleue.

However, the pastor of the church confirmed to FOX 5 that there are no security cameras in the parking lot where the burning car was located.

Investigators returned to the church parking lot on Monday with a police K-9 dog for a secondary search of the area. The search dog and its handler were later seen again Monday evening at the victims' home.

At the Savopoulos home on Woodland Drive, police were also back investigating the scene for a fourth straight day. FOX 5's Paul Wagner found there are two surveillance cameras at the house. Police sources tell FOX 5's Marina Marraco that neither of the cameras picked up any activity related to the incident. According to investigators, there were no signs of forced entry.

Over the weekend, church goers at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Northwest D.C. told FOX 5 that the entire congregation was talking about the murders.

Safety in the neighborhood was also a concern.

"Shock. I couldn't believe it, especially in the area that is so safe. We can say it is not safe anymore anywhere," said Maria Sauotas, who attends the same church as the victims.

The funeral for the Savopoulos family victims will be held at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral on June 1 at noon.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at 202-727-9099.

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