FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia police say the discovery of four bodies in two different locations in the state is the work of a serial killer who used a shopping cart to transport the bodies of his victims after meeting them on dating sites .
At a news conference on Friday, Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis dubbed the suspect, Anthony Robinson, 35, of Washington, D.C., the “cart killer” and said police trying to determine if there were other victims.
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Davis said Robinson, who was taken into custody in Rockingham County last month, has lived in several places along the east coast in recent years.
Harrisonburg police arrested Robinson last month and charged him with two counts of murder after finding two bodies in a vacant lot in the city.
“The good thing is that he is in custody. The remaining challenge is to identify other victims,” Davis said.
Evidence uncovered after Robinson’s arrest led police to search an area near the Moon Inn in Fairfax County south of Alexandria.
During the search, detectives noticed a shopping cart and recalled that a shopping cart had been used to transport the bodies in the Harrisonburg cases, said Ed O’Carroll, commander of the County Major Crimes Unit. Fairfax.
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Near the shopping cart was a large plastic container containing the remains of two women. One has been tentatively identified as 29-year-old Cheyenne Brown, whose disappearance was investigated by Washington, DC police. The second body found in Fairfax County has yet to be identified.
The three identified victims have all disappeared in the last few months. Police say they have been trying to research Robinson’s life for many years to see if there might be more victims.
“That’s what worries us,” Davis said. “He didn’t suddenly become what he is three months ago.”
The three victims who have been identified met Robinson through dating sites. Police believe his dating history may provide clues to other victims.
Police did not say whether the victims were sexually assaulted, but Davis bluntly said at the press conference that the suspect did “unspeakable things with his victims.”
The two victims found dead in Harrisonburg were previously identified as Tonita Lorice Smith, 39, of Charlottesville, and Allene Elizabeth “Beth” Redmon, 54, of Harrisonburg.
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