They locate the fifth victim of ‘cart killer’

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A fifth victim can be added to four other women murdered by the man whom the police have given the nickname of “shopping cart murderer”, according to the investigations that the authorities have been carrying out in recent days.

This was announced by the Chief of Cyber ​​and Forensic Major Crimes of the Fairfax County, Virginia, Sheriff’s Office, Ed O’Carroll, at a press conference on Friday.

The case again implicates Anthony Robinson, 35, who was arrested last month after being charged with the murder of two women.

According to investigations, Robinson met his victims on dating websites and allegedly lured them to motels where he then killed them and transported their bodies in shopping carts.

The new case arose after police received an “important tip” that could connect Robinson to another case similar to the previous ones, in which the body of a woman was found in a shopping cart in the District (DC), said O’Carroll.

“That woman found dead in a shopping cart was covered only with a blanket. We believe this may be the fifth victim of Anthony Eugene Robinson,” the police chief said. He added that digital evidence places Robinson in the same neighborhood at the time of his possible fifth victim’s disappearance.

Robinson was charged in November in the deaths of Elizabeth Redmon, 54, of Harrisonburg, and Tonita Lorice Smith, 39, of Charlottesville, both Virginia cities. Investigators found their bodies on Nov. 23 in an open lot in Harrisonburg, Virginia, according to local police.

Surveillance video and cell phone records connecting Robinson to Redmon and Smith led to their arrest. He is currently being held at the Rockingham County Adult Detention Center in North Carolina for two counts of homicide, in addition to other serious crimes such as concealing, transporting or altering a corpse, according to police authorities.

In this regard, Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis stressed that DNA evidence confirmed the identity of two other women who are also believed to have been victims of Robinson, with which he is already involved in four homicides.

They are Cheyenne Brown, 29, residing in DC, and Stephanie Harrison, 48, residing in Redding, California, whose bodies were found in a container near a shopping cart near the Moon Inn motel in Alexandria, Virginia. , on December 15.

Authorities said Brown took the subway from the District of Columbia to the Huntington stop in Virginia on Sept. 30 and never returned. Robinson may have been the last person to have contact with her, according to investigations.

Police determined that Robinson was communicating with Brown through a dating website just prior to her disappearance, and cell phone records indicated that Robinson and Brown were in contact “in and around the area” of the Moon Inn motel, located in the Richmond Highway in Alexandria, Virginia, Harrisonburg Police Chief Kelley Warner previously said.

“We discovered that Robinson stayed at the Moon Inn motel on at least five other occasions, and we need to know more about it,” he added.

“We look forward to contacting other women who may have interacted with Robinson,” Davis said. “We believe that there are other people who have had contact with Robinson, who can give us crucial information about him,” he added.

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