The Virginia serial killer who transported his victims remains in shopping carts is now in custody, according to authorities.
On Friday, authorities reported that they had arrested a 35-year-old man last month for the murder of two women. They now believe that the suspect may be the “shopping cart killer” that has been making headlines.
The shopping cart killer has reportedly claimed the lives of four women, and police are concerned that there may be more victims that they have yet to discover.
According to authorities, the suspect, Anthony Robinson, met his victims on dating websites. He would, allegedly, later meet them in motels where he would kill them and transport their bodies away in shopping carts.
Fairfax County Police Are Investigating
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Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis said. “We’re in the process of conducting, along with many other partners, a retrospective investigation to figure out where he’s been.”
He continued, “And we’re going to work with our law enforcement partners, homicide detectives, missing person detectives, to see if we can identify any other victims and families and communities that he has brought harm to.”
According to the Harrisonburg police department, Robinson has been charged with the death of two women who were found only a short distance from each other shortly before Thanksgiving. Cell phone records and video surveillance linked Robinson to both victims.
The victims were later identified as Elizabeth Redmon, 54, of Harrisonburg, and Tonita Lorice Smith, 39, of Charlottesville. Harrisonburg Police Chief Kelley Warner said during a press conference that investigators believe that both victims died at different times.
Robinson is currently being held in a jail in Harrisonburg. He is facing two counts of first-degree murder and two felony counts of concealing, transporting, or altering a dead body.
Robinson Connected To Two Other Missing Persons Cases
One of the victims found in container was tentatively identified as Cheyenne Brown, 29, a pregnant mom who disappeared in September pic.twitter.com/of4hh5QYCW
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Robinson is believed to be connected to two other missing persons as well. Authorities revealed that Robinson may have been the last person to have contact with Cheyenne Brown, 29, of Washington D.C.. Robinson and Brown had been in contact with each other through a dating website shortly before her disappearance, according to authorities.
Detectives also found cell phone records that placed both Robinson and Brown “in and around the area” of the Moon Inn motel in Alexandria, Virginia.
Major Ed O’Carroll of Fairfax’s Major Crimes and Cyber and Forensics Bureau revealed that Brown reportedly took the metro from DC to the Huntington Metro stop in Virginia on September 30. She has not been seen since.
Earlier this week, authorities found a shopping cart in the woods around the Moon Inn. O’Carroll revealed that the human remains of two people were discovered in a container not far from where the shopping cart was found.
They have yet to identify the victims, but authorities believe that at least one of the body’s may be Brown due to a “very distinctive tattoo” she had.
The identity of the other body is still unknown. O’Carroll stated that officials “are working with the Department of Forensic Science, further DNA testing, to positively and scientifically confirm her identity.”