Virginia Police May Have Found a Serial Killer

Police arrested a man they call the 'shopping cart kller'
By Liz MacGahan,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2021 10:40 AM CST
Va. Police Say They Caught 'Shopping Cart Killer'
Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis, left, joined by Harrisonburg Police Chief Kelley Warner, center, and Fairfax County Police Maj. Ed O'Carroll, speak about murder charges against Anthony Robinson, 35, of Washington, D.C., during a press conference Friday.   (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)

(Newser) – Virginia police say they may have caught a serial killer. Harrisonburg police arrested Anthony Robinson in November and charged him with murder after finding two bodies. On Friday, Fairfax County police said they’d found two more bodies, and called Robinson the “shopping cart killer,” the AP reports. Police say shopping carts were found near the remains and that they believe Robinson used the carts to take his victims’ bodies to vacant lots, the Washington Post reports. Finding four bodies in such a short span has left investigators rattled. “He didn’t suddenly turn into who he is three months ago,” Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis said at a press conference.

Thinking Robinson found his victims on dating apps, they’re combing through his messages looking for signs of other women he may have killed. The first two victims found turned out to be women police were searching for in two different missing person investigations. Allene Elizabeth Redmon, 54, of Harrisonburg, and Tonita Lorice Smith, 39, of Charlottesville, were found in Harrisburg in November. Cheyenne Brown, 29, had been reported missing recently and police think one of the bodies found in Fairfax County could be her, but have only called Robinson a person of interest in that case so far. They haven’t identified the other body yet. (Read more serial killer stories.)

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