Shopping Cart Killer, Virginia – A potential fifth victim was found dead this week in a shopping cart in Washington, D.C. after police received a tip, Fairfax County Police Major Ed O’Carroll said. Police did not release the name of the woman, who was found covered only with a blanket.
Anthony Robinson’s potential involvement “is based on digital evidence that puts him in the same vicinity around the time of the victim’s disappearance,” O’Carroll said. In December 2021, four victims were linked to the Shopping Cart Killer
D.C. police are investigating whether a woman found in a shopping cart covered by a blanket in the District may be the fifth victim of suspected serial killer Anthony Eugene Robinson.
First reported on WTOP, the unidentified woman’s body was found in the 200 block of F Street NE, a few blocks from Union Station.
WTOP’s news partners NBC Washington reported that D.C. police are investigating the death of 40-year-old Sonya Champ as Robinson’s potential fifth victim.
Fairfax County police identified two other victims — Stephanie Harrison, 48, of Redding, California, and, Cheyenne Brown, 29, of Southeast D.C. Their remains were found in a plastic container near a shopping cart in a wooded area near the 2400 block of Fairhaven Avenue.
DNA linked Harrison and Brown, to the remains discovered in a plastic container, near the Moon Inn in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County along Route 1, according to police.
Robinson, 35, of Washington, D.C., is being held in the Rockingham-Harrisonburg Regional Jail in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on two counts of murder and two counts of felony disposal of human remains.
He was arrested in November 2021 and charged with the killing of Allene Elizabeth Redmon, 54, and Tonita Lorice Smith, 39.