Phoenix killings of psychiatrist, 2 women linked

Forensic psychiatrist who worked on Jon Benet Ramsey case shot dead outside Arizona office

A man suspected of killing at least four people in Scottsdale, Arizona is dead, law enforcement sources told ABC News.

The murder of the forensic psychiatrist who worked on the JonBenet Ramsey murder case, Steven Pitt, has been linked to the deaths of two other women. Police say one of the women managed to walk to an intersection to seek help despite a gunshot wound to her head. Police described the suspected shooter as a bald Caucasian man wearing a dark hat with a short brim. Police followed the trail of blood left by that woman to find the other, who was shot to death in a law office.

The two, Veleria Sharp and Laura Anderson, were paralegals for Burt, Feldman and Grenier, a family law firm.

Steven Pitt was best known for his role as a forensic psychiatrist in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case and the Baseline Killer case.

A Scottsdale police vehicle and crime scene tape is seen outside the Scottsdale, Ariz., building where a man was found shot to death on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

Scottsdale and Phoenix police departments were at a hotel near 69th Street and Shea Boulevard around 6:30 a.m. attempting to make contact with the suspect.

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Steven Pitt was shot and killed Thursday night outside his office as he was leaving work. She was taken to a hospital where she died.

Police issued a sketch of the suspect - based on witnesses to the Pitt killing - but have not identified him.

Hoster said there was no indication that family members of the victims were in danger.

Police had initially been unsure whether the shootings were related.

Yaksic said that "because the homicides of Pitt, Sharp and Anderson are most likely not inspired by urges or compulsions, but are instead systematic, deliberate and intentional", he believes the killer's spree might have already come to an end.

A biography on Pitt's website says he also consulted and advised prosecutors in the Colorado rape case against Kobe Bryant and in the Columbine High School shooting investigation.

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