On Saturday, the Scottsdale Police Department introduced in every other observation: “Our investigation has determined that this double homicide is related to the shooting of Steven Pitt.”
After talking with witnesses, the Phoenix Police Department on Friday launched a comic strip of a suspect in Dr. Pitt’s killing. He was once described as a white male dressed in a dark-colored hat with a brief brim, “kind of like a fedora,” Sergeant Lewis mentioned, including, “The witnesses could tell he was bald underneath that hat.”
He mentioned that since then, the police have been receiving “continual” guidelines from the neighborhood, however thus far no arrests were made. He mentioned he may no longer supply information about how the 2 crimes had been hooked up, or whether or not the similar particular person was once suspected of each crimes. He requested that anybody with details about the suspect in Dr. Pitt’s killing name the group Silent Witness, a nonprofit that works with the government.
Dr. Pitt and his company, Steven Pitt & Associates, continuously consulted with the Phoenix Police Department, Sergeant Lewis mentioned, maximum significantly within the contemporary case involving the so-called serial boulevard shooter, wherein a suspect is in jail looking forward to trial.
When requested if Dr. Pitt’s killing can have been hooked up to his paintings, Sergeant Lewis mentioned investigators “haven’t ruled it out.”
“The verbal argument suggests they might have known each other,” he mentioned. “Whether they knew each other personally or professionally, we’re looking into that.”
Erin M. Nelson, a senior affiliate at Dr. Pitt’s company who had labored with him for 25 years, described him on Saturday as “absolutely brilliant.”