Suspect in slayings of Arizona legal professionals apparently kills himself

Leslie Hanson
June 7, 2018

Jones used the semi-automatic Glock pistol to kill Pitt and at least three others, said Thomas Mangan, a spokesman in Phoenix for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The psychiatrist, Steven Pitt, who assisted in the JonBenét Ramsey mystery in Colorado, was called a "scumbag" in one of the videos. He was killed Thursday.

Speaking on one of the videos, her ex-husband identified himself as a stay-at-home dad who occasionally taught tennis.

Police surround a hotel where a suspect wanted in multiple killings was staying in Scottsdale, Ariz., June 4, 2018.

An Arizona man who committed suicide Monday evening after being tracked down by police officers is suspected of killing six people linked to his contentious divorce.

Court documents show that in 2016, Jones told Connie that he would wait until things settled down before taking his revenge and that she will be found at the bottom of the pool.

Evidence connects all four cases, police have said. As officers approached, they heard gunfire and found his body.

"A short time later he is seen dumping a second bag into a trash container in the area", police said in a statement. The arrest was cited by his then-wife when she filed for divorce. During the news conference, Scottsdale Assistant Police Chief Rich Slavin said Jones fired at officers during the standoff, but no officers were hurt. He lacked remorse and close friends and required excessive admiration, the records said.

The next day, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office made a welfare check at a home in Fountain Hills.

A prominent forensic psychiatrist who consulted on the JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation is among six people believed to have been killed by 56-year-old Dwight Lamon Jones.


That's the law firm where Elizabeth Feldman, who represented Jones' ex-wife during the divorce, is a partner.

Sharp and Anderson were killed in their legal office in downtown Scottsdale on Friday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Counselor Marshall Levine, 72, appears to have been mistaken for someone else who once occupied the same office. Jones was divorced in 2010 and his ex-wife was awarded custody of their son, who is now 21. Levine, who took over the space, was not involved in the divorce case. They say he had been living in extended-stay hotels for the past nine years. "He just happened to work in my office", she said.

Through DNA samples collected from relatives of Jones, investigators were able to determine that the DNA found on the bullet casing belonged to Jones.

Police said a witness to the killing Thursday was able to provide enough information for a suspect sketch.

Jones' first victim is discovered.

The law firm issued a statement on the murders Monday afternoon. The video channel has since been removed, it said.

As police shared new details of the case, several hundred people crowded into a chapel at a mortuary in Scottsdale to honor Pitt with music, humorous stories and a Hebrew prayer of mourning.

We appreciate the efforts by Scottsdale and Phoenix police department and all law enforcement who helped protect the public during this unsafe spree.

"He was the hardest working person I ever met", Chapman said.

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