The man who assisted the 1996 investigation into the death JonBenet Ramsey has been shot dead by a man police believe could be a serial killer.
Prominent forensic psychiatrist Dr. Steven Pitt, who assisted in high-profile murder cases including serial killings, has been linked to the deaths of two paralegals – Veleria Sharp (48) and Laura Anderson (49). An investigation is currently being conducted into a fourth death, but Police have not disclosed what links the cases.
According to Fox 32 Chicago, witnesses heard a loud argument and gunfire Thursday outside Pitt’s Scottsdale office. Phoenix police have been investigating the shooting and previously said they had no information on whether the killing was related to Pitt’s work.
Sharp and Anderson were both shot inside a law office Friday afternoon. According to Scottsdale police, one of the women managed to walk to an intersection for help despite suffering a gunshot wound to the head. She was taken to a hospital where she died. Officers, meanwhile, followed a blood trail back to the business and found the other woman. She was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound.