For Sale: Home Where Gruesome Murder Occurred

| by Sheena Vasani
The D.C. Murder HouseThe D.C. Murder House

A Washington D.C. mansion that was the site of a gruesome May 2015 murder is back on the market at $3.25 million.

While the price is high, it is about half of what the house is actually worth -- $5.5 million, the Daily Mail reports -- and it is unclear who would want to buy it, given its history.

On May 14, 2015, the family of Savvas Savoupoulos, 46, were found dead after firefighters responded to a blaze at their home.

Later, authorities learned Savvas and his wife, 47-year-old Amy, had been stabbed to death. The couple’s 10-year-old child, Philip, and their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, also died.

It was revealed Daron Wint, 34 -- a welder who worked for Savvas’ company, American Iron Works -- was responsible for the homicide.

Wint allegedly held the family captive until a $40,000 cash ransom was given to him. Yet instead of releasing the family, he murdered them and set a portion of the house on fire.

Police arrested the suspect one week later.

The five-bedroom house has been on the market since Nov. 19, 2015, MRIS Homes reports.  Nobody seems willing to pull the trigger, so to speak. 

It’s not the first house with a creepy past that landed on the market.

A California home where a doctor killed his family is listed for $2.75 million after having been vacant for 50 years, the Los Angeles Times reports.

On Decc 9, 1959, Dr. Harold Perelson bludgeoned his wife to death, killed his teenage daughter, and then killed himself.

While it’s unclear what drove him to kill, some speculate it may have been financial difficulties.

“My family are on the merry-go-round again, same problems, same worries, only tenfold,” the teenage daughter wrote to an aunt just before the murder-suicide in 1959, a post on Medium reports. “My parents, so to speak, are in a bind financially.”

Since then it has become infamous for its history, often dubbed the “Murder Mansion.” A film about the incident is also in progress.

Sources: Daily Mail (2)Medium / Photo credit: NBC Washington via Daily Mail

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