Va. police identify 2 victims of 'shopping cart' serial killer
Police had discovered the bodies of four potential victims in December
By Associated Press
FAIRFAX, Va. — Authorities in Virginia have positively identified the remains of two women they say were killed by a man they believe is a serial killer who used a shopping cart to transport his victims' bodies after meeting them on dating sites.
Multiple news outlets report that police said DNA analysis confirmed that remains found in a container in Fairfax County on Dec. 15 belong to 29-year-old Cheyenne Brown, of Washington, D.C., and 48-year-old Stephanie Harrison, of Redding, Calif.
WHSV-TV reports that Fairfax County Police Chief Keven Davis and Major Ed O'Carroll made the announcement during a news conference Friday evening.
Police believe Anthony Robinson, 35, of Washington, D.C., is responsible for the deaths of four women found at two different locations in Virginia.
Police arrested Robinson in November and charged him with two counts of murder after finding two bodies in a vacant lot in Harrisonburg.
Evidence uncovered after Robinson’s arrest led police to search an area near the Moon Inn in Fairfax County.
During the search, detectives noticed a shopping cart and recalled that a cart had been used to transport the bodies in the Harrisonburg cases.
Near the shopping cart was a large plastic container that held the remains of two women.
Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis said Friday that Robinson “remains our primary suspect” in the killings of Brown and Harrison.
A possible fifth victim has been identified in the Washington, D.C. area.
The two victims who were found dead in Harrisonburg were previously identified as Tonita Lorice Smith, 39, of Charlottesville, and Allene Elizabeth “Beth” Redmon, 54, of Harrisonburg.
Police say Robinson has lived in multiple locations, including New York and Maryland, in recent years.
Robinson's attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment on Saturday. A message was left at his law office.