Dwight Jones Killing Spree: Death Toll Rises to 6 in Arizona Slayings of JonBenet Ramsey Consultant and 5 Others
Arizona authorities said the suspect was responsible for six killings within 30 hours.
The death toll in an Arizona killing spree has risen to six, after police found the bodies of a man and a woman inside a Fountain Hills home Monday, police said.
Earlier in the day, the suspect, Dwight Jones, 56, fatally shot himself in a hotel as SWAT team members closed in, police said.
Scottsdale and Phoenix police officers had tracked the suspect to the Extended Stay hotel, authorities said. As guests were being evacuated, officers heard multiple gunshots from inside the man's room.
A drone sent into the room showed Jones dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to authorities.
Jones is believed to have killed four professionals involved in his 9-year-old, bitter divorce within a 30-hour time span. The man and woman found after his suicide have not been identified and police did not say how they were related to the other four victims.
The couple is believed to have been slain just hours before Jones' suicide, police said.
The first victim was a prominent a forensic psychiatrist who consulted in the high-profile murder investigation of JonBenét Ramsey. Steven Pitt, 59, was shot outside his office Thursday afternoon, police said. Pitt wrote a psychological profile of Jones during his divorce proceedings and testified against him during his divorce, local reports said.
His ex-wife, Connie Jones, said in a statement Monday that her ex-husband was an emotionally disturbed person. She said she has feared for her safety for the past nine years.
Less than 24 hours later, two paralegals were gunned down at their law offices in downtown Scottsdale. One of the women, who was shot in the head, was able to stagger outside and flag down a bus driver before she died.
Responding police officers followed the trail of blood inside the office, where they found the other victim.
Laura Anderson, 49, and Veleria Sharp, 48, worked for the family law firm Burt Feldman Grenier, police said. The firm represented Jones' wife during their divorce.
The fourth person shot was 72-year-old Marshall Levine, a life coach and marriage and divorce counselor. He reportedly had provided divorce counseling to the couple.
The investigation into the murders is ongoing.
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