— -- A friend of the woman who was murdered in her Washington, D.C., mansion after it was set on fire said that she was a devoted and “selfless” mother.
Amy Savopoulos was found dead in her home alongside her husband Savvas, their 10-year-old son Phillip, and their longtime housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa under mysterious circumstances.
Their bodies were only discovered when their house was allegedly set ablaze the same day they are believed to have been killed, authorities said.
“Amy was one of the most devoted loving caring thoughtful mothers friends i have ever known she was incredibly devoted to her children,” her friend Elizabeth Blalack told ABC News. “Every minute of every day, she was thinking about them.”
The Savopoulos’ had three children, but their two teenage daughters were away at boarding school when the family’s Washington D.C. home was burned on Thursday.
“She would call her girls her little pearls because she saw each one as so precious and rare and something to be cherished, and she called Phillip her little prince,” Blalack said.
In the last voicemail Blalack received from her friend, Savopoulos reportedly said that she called just because she missed Blalack’s smiling face. That was just one of many anecdotes Blalack said she can remember showing Savopoulos’ kindness.
“I had a daughter who was very sick when she and Phillip were in kindergarten together and Amy showed up at my door with a gift in had because she didn’t want my daughter to miss out on the fun they had had that day in school,” Blalack said.
“The world lost a really tender soul way too prematurely and that the world would not be as good a place without Amy in it,” she said.
D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department is still investigating the case and has offered a reward of up to $100,000, $25,000 for each of the four victims, to anyone who gives a tip that leads to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.
As of now, police have issued surveillance footage showing a person of interest running from the scene but they have not publicly announced any leads on that individual since the footage was made public Friday.
Blalack said that she hopes “there is justice in the world.”