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‘He does unspeakable things with his victims': man dubbed ‘The Shopping Cart Killer’ accused of multiple murders

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Dec. 17 2021, Published 7:28 p.m. ET

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Authorities have identified a suspected serial killer who is believed to be responsible for multiple murders in the Washington D.C. area, authorities said.

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Officials from Harrisonburg and Fairfax, Virginia, and D.C. announced on Dec. 17 that they connected Anthony Robinson, who they dubbed “the shopping cart killer,” to the recent deaths of at least four women, WHSV reported.

Robinson, police said, came into contact with the victims on dating sites and then would meet them at motels. The 35-year-old suspect allegedly murdered the women and then used a shopping cart to transport and dump their bodies.

“He preys on the weak, he preys on the vulnerable, and he does unspeakable things with his victims,” Fairfax County Police Department Chief Kevin Davis said.

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On Dec. 15,the Fairfax County Police Department located the remains of Cheyenne Brown in a container in a wooded area, and a shopping cart was recovered nearby. A second body was recently found in the area and investigators are attempting to identify that victim through DNA.

In November, Harrisonburg Police in Virginia found two women dead near each other in an undeveloped lot. According to detectives, Allene Elizabeth “Beth” Redmond, 54, and Tonita Lorice Smith, 39, were killed at different times.

In the November cases, Robinson was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two felony counts of concealing, transporting or altering a dead body, according to WHSV.

“There is no doubt in my mind that these are not the only women,” Chief Davis said of the alleged serial killings.

Robinson was being held at Virginia’s Rockingham-Harrisonburg Regional Jail.


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