Several months after a tragedy struck the Savopoulos family in Washington, D.C., the family was mourning the loss of their lives. After a house fire, Abigail Savopoulos learned that her mother, father, and brother were killed. She learned of her parents’ deaths from her grandmother. She was at boarding school and was absent when her father, Savvas Savopoulos, was killed. She was not at home when her brother, Phillip Savopoulos, died in a fire that broke out in the bedroom of their house. Abigail and her sister Katerina, a junior at Peddie School near Princeton, were devastated by the killings. They struggled with nightmares and panic attacks.
The Savopoulose family was well-known in the upscale social circles of D.C., as members of Sigma Investment Strategies, a hedge fund and construction materials supplier. The family owned a vacation home in the US Virgin Islands and had a mansion in the upscale Woodland Drive neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C. They lived in their mansion for nine years. The family’s money was left in a sports car in their garage. In November of last year, a new owner purchased the mansion for $3 million. However, the house has since been boarded up.
The Savopouloses had three children. They were teenagers at the time of the murders. Phillip Savopoulos was a serious go-kart racer. He was a fourth-grader at St. Albans. He was also recovering from a concussion. His older sister, Katerina, was a junior at Peddie School. Abigail Savopoulos was a senior at Mercersburg Academy. She also had a pet rabbit. She was involved in local charities and took part in fundraisers for her children’s schools. She was also a member of Delta Gamma sorority. She also had a pet rabbit and had been a regular parishioner at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox church. The Savopouloses’ children attended prestigious private schools. Savvas Savopoulos was a chairman of Sigma Enterprises Ltd. and had recently taken a job in Puerto Rico. The Savopouloses’ construction company has a large, multimillion dollar construction materials supplier business in Maryland. Savvas Savopoulos regularly traveled to Sigma Investment Strategies’ headquarters in Puerto Rico. His wife called the police three hours after the murders. The police believe that the killers broke into the house on Wednesday. They killed the victims, and set the house on fire. They also kidnapped Savvas Savopoulos’s housekeeper, Vera Figueroa, and a family friend.
The family had lived in the house since 2002. It was a three-story brick mansion that was purchased for $3 million. The house had a fireplace, a pool, a whirlpool, and a sauna. It had a guest suite, a bedroom, a living room, a family room, and a kitchen. In addition to the house, the Savopouloses had a $240,000 condo in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. The Savopouloses owned a construction company and were members of Sigma Enterprises Ltd. Their family had been living in their Woodland Drive home since 2002.