PICTURED: Arizona gunman suspected of murdering up to six people

  • Suspect in four Phoenix area murders killed himself Monday morning after being surrounded by police at a hotel
  • Police were trying to make contact with Dwight Lamon Jones, 56, at the Extended Stay Hotel in Scottsdale when he opened fire on them
  • Officers gassed the motel room and found the suspect had fatally shot himself 
  • Evidence linked the suspect to four shootings, including a Jonbenet Ramsey forensic psychiatrist, two paralegals and a hypnotherapist
  • Jones may have targeted his victims because of their apparent links to his bitter divorce battle
  • Later on Monday, police were called to a home in the nearby town of Fountain Hills following reports of a possible double-homicide
  • Police suspect the two bodies found at the home may also be linked to Jones 

By Hannah Parry and Emily Crane For Dailymail.com

Published: 00:55 EDT, 5 June 2018 | Updated: 00:59 EDT, 5 June 2018

Police have released a photo of the vengeful divorcee suspected of gunning down up to six people related to the bitter court battle with his ex-wife, before he turned the gun on himself

Dwight Lamon Jones, 56, killed himself when police surrounded his Scottsdale motel room on Monday morning. 

Cops released a police sketch of the suspect over the weekend, which appeared to show a white man with heavy eye bags and wrinkles, wearing a cap. Today, authorities released the Jones', who is African American, driving license photo which appeared quite different from the sketch.

Law enforcement sources named the suspect as Dwight Lamon Jones after the 56-year-old killed himself when police surrounded his Scottsdale motel room on Monday
Law enforcement sources named the suspect as Dwight Lamon Jones after the 56-year-old killed himself when police surrounded his Scottsdale motel room on Monday

Law enforcement sources named the suspect as Dwight Lamon Jones after the 56-year-old killed himself when police surrounded his Scottsdale motel room on Monday

Authorities on Monday revealed they had strong evidence that linked Jones to the killings of a Jonbenet Ramsey forensic psychiatrist on Thursday, two paralegals on Friday and the death of a hypnotherapist on Saturday.

Police have since found two more bodies in the town of Fountain Hills, Arizona that they believe might be related to his killing spree. 

Investigators have not yet confirmed a motive for the initial four slayings but sources told NBC they may be linked to Jones' eight-year divorce battle from his wife.

Court records show his wife filed for divorce in 2009. The case was finalized in 2011 but it continued to drag on until last year because they couldn't agree on alimony payments and child support. 

A suspect who may be linked to a series of murders in Arizona in recent days was surrounded by police at the Extended Stay Hotel in Scottsdale on Monday morning (above)

Dr Steven Pitt, a prominent forensic psychiatrist who assisted in high-profile murder cases including the JonBenet Ramsey mystery, was found dead near Scottsdale on Thursday
Dr Steven Pitt, a prominent forensic psychiatrist who assisted in high-profile murder cases including the JonBenet Ramsey mystery, was found dead near Scottsdale on Thursday

Dr Steven Pitt, a prominent forensic psychiatrist who assisted in high-profile murder cases including the JonBenet Ramsey mystery, was found dead near Scottsdale on Thursday

Veleria Sharp (above) was one of two women shot dead in a  law office on Friday
Veleria Sharp (above) was one of two women shot dead in a  law office on Friday
Laura Anderson was also killed
Laura Anderson was also killed

Veleria Sharp (left) and Laura Anderson (right) were shot dead on Friday at the law office where they work, which focuses exclusively on mediation and family law litigation

A fourth professional, Marshall Levine, was found shot inside a Scottsdale office building shortly after midnight Saturday
A fourth professional, Marshall Levine, was found shot inside a Scottsdale office building shortly after midnight Saturday

A fourth professional, Marshall Levine, was found shot inside a Scottsdale office building shortly after midnight Saturday

Dr Steven Pitt, the psychiatrist in the Ramsey case, had carried out a court-mandated mental health test on Jones in the early years of his divorce battle. 

Pitt was the first victim found dead near Scottsdale on Thursday and witnesses reported hearing a loud argument and gunfire outside his office.

According to court records, Jones' wife was represented during their divorce by Elizabeth Feldman. The local attorney is a partner at the law firm where the two paralegals were killed.

Feldman was not believed to be at the office when paralegals Veleria Sharp, 48, and Laura Anderson, 49, were gunned down. 

The suspect was also believed to be seeing a therapist at the same location where the fourth victim, Marshall Levine, was found shot dead on Saturday night. It is not clear if the 72-year-old was Jones' therapist. 

Police were trying to make contact with the suspect at the motel when he opened fire on them
Police were trying to make contact with the suspect at the motel when he opened fire on them

Police were trying to make contact with the suspect at the motel when he opened fire on them

Police managed to track the suspect to the Extended Stay Hotel where he had been living for some time on Monday.

Authorities were trying to make contact with him when he opened fire from his room. 

They gassed the motel room and sent in a robot where officers found the suspect had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Phoenix police Sgt Vince Lewis said officers were in the process of evacuating the surrounding motel rooms when the suspect started shooting. 

None of the officers returned fire.

The hotel raid came after authorities identified a fourth professional found fatally shot in the three-day span of killings. 

Police had initially confirmed the first three murders were related but were working to find a connection to the fourth.  

Police had earlier said Pitt's killer was described as a bald man wearing a dark-colored hat with a short brim. They released a sketch of the suspect. 

Law enforcement sources told ABC News that police gassed the motel room and sent a robot. Police said once the robot entered they found the suspect had committed suicide

Police surround the hotel where the suspect wanted in multiple killings was staying on Monday morning
Police surround the hotel where the suspect wanted in multiple killings was staying on Monday morning

Police surround the hotel where the suspect wanted in multiple killings was staying on Monday morning

Sharp and Anderson were shot Friday inside a law office. Police say one of the women managed to walk to an intersection to seek help despite a gunshot wound to her head. She was taken to a hospital where she died. 

Officers followed a blood trail back to the office and found the other woman. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

In the Levine case, Scottsdale police received a call Saturday about a man found fatally shot inside an office. Hoster did not identify the caller but said the person knew the victim. 

The killing occurred in an office park that houses mostly therapists and counselors.

Pitt, the first victim to be killed, had assisted in the investigation of the 1996 death of six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, who was found dead at her home in Boulder, Colorado.

A decade later, he helped Phoenix police in the Baseline Killer investigation as they sought a man who was later convicted of killing nine people.  

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