A total of four bodies have recently been discovered in two different areas within the state of Virginia. Though each of the tragic incidents are currently under investigation, local police believe each murder is the work of a man notoriously known as the ‘Shopping Cart Killer’
Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis identified in a press conference held on Friday that the key suspect within these murders is Anthony Robinson. The 35 year old was previously arrested last month for two deaths of two women, reports People Magazine.
Reports read that Anthony, met his victims on dating applications, lured them to a series of different motels where he would torture and kill them. Afterwards he would use a shopping cart to move their bodies around and despose of them in vacant parking lots.
Two of the victims identified as Allene Elizabeth “Beth” Redmon, 54, and Tonita Lorice “Nita” Smith, 39, lifeless bodies were found sometime last month in Harrisonburg. Officials state that they believe that Robinson is also responsible for the death of another woman named Cheyenne Brown, 29, and another woman that hasn’t been identified as of yet.
“We’re in the process of conducting, along with many other partners, a retrospective investigation to figure out where he’s been,” said Chief Davis . “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.”
He says that in the shopping cart left at the scene, investigators discovered two bodies, including one that they believe is Ms. Brown, however she hasn’t been fully identified, as well as the yet-to-be-identified second woman.
“We have a tattoo that’s been positively identified by her family as Cheyenne’s tattoo, and the reason why we’re not waiting … until we get positive and 100 percent positive DNA or dental verification that it is Cheyenne, is because we believe that there may be other victims in the area and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia,” Davis said. “And we need to act now.”
Since his arrest Robinson has not forwarded any statements. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder as well as two felony counts of concealing, transporting or altering a dead body. At this time he has not been charged in connection to the recently discovered murders, however police have noted that charges are forthcoming.