Police in Fairfax County, Virginia believe they have apprehended the man responsible for the deaths of four women. Anthony Robinson, who was arrested last month on suspicion for the murders of two women, may, in fact, be ‘Shopping Cart Killer.’
As People reported earlier today, the alleged serial killer met his victims in hotel rooms after connecting with them on dating websites. He then killed the women and used shopping carts to transport their bodies to empty lots where he would dump them.
“We’re in the process of conducting, along with many other partners, a retrospective investigation to figure out where he’s been,” Police Chief Kevin Davis said in a statement earlier today. “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.”
Robinson’s was initially arrested as a suspect in the deaths of Allene Elizabeth Redmon and Tonita Lorice Smith. However, after his arrest, Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department reached out to police in Harrisonburg, Virginia telling them that the man was the last known contact of another missing woman, Cheyenne Brown, whose body has now been tentatively identified as one of two found together in the same cart.
At this time, Robinson has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of concealing, transporting, or altering a dead body. He has not officially been charged in the two other murders.
Anyone who has information pertaining to the Shopping Cart Killer is encouraged to reach out to Detective Leslie Wetherell via phone at 540-432-7788 or email at [email protected]va.gov. Anonymous tips may also be made at Crime Solvers at (540) 574-5050 or by texting “HPD” plus their tips/information to CRIMES (274637).
You can watch the police press conference in its entirety below.