Police: Phoenix murders the psychiatrist, 2 women linked

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Authorities say the fatal shooting of two paralegals in a suburb of Phoenix in connection with the murder of a well-known forensic psychiatrist in Phoenix, and the police are investigating as a fourth murder is related.

Scottsdale police Sgt. Ben Hoster says that the killings Friday of 48-year-old Veleria Sharp and the 49-year-old Laura Anderson are connected to the shooting a day earlier of Dr. Steven Pitt.

The women and Pitt were killed outside their Scottsdale offices.

Hoster said a fatal shooting happened Saturday morning at an office in Scottsdale seems to be connected. He found it not established that the victim and didn’t immediately respond to a ask for more information.

The 59-year-old Pitt assisted in the investigation of the 1996 death of JonBenet Ramsey in Colorado, and a series of murders in Phoenix in 2006.

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