On Saturday, the Scottsdale Police Department introduced in one other assertion: “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 sketch of a suspect in Dr. Pitt’s killing. He was described as a white male sporting a dark-colored hat with a brief brim, “kind of like a fedora,” Sergeant Lewis stated, including, “The witnesses could tell he was bald underneath that hat.”
He stated that since then, the police had been receiving “continual” suggestions from the group, however to this point no arrests have been made. He stated he couldn’t present particulars about how the 2 crimes have been related, or whether or not the identical particular person was 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 authorities.
Dr. Pitt and his agency, Steven Pitt & Associates, regularly consulted with the Phoenix Police Department, Sergeant Lewis stated, most notably within the current case involving the so-called serial road shooter, during which a suspect is in jail awaiting trial.
When requested if Dr. Pitt’s killing may have been related to his work, Sergeant Lewis stated investigators “haven’t ruled it out.”
“The verbal argument suggests they might have known each other,” he stated. “Whether they knew each other personally or professionally, we’re looking into that.”
Erin M. Nelson, a senior affiliate at Dr. Pitt’s agency who had labored with him for 25 years, described him on Saturday as “absolutely brilliant.”