A possible serial killer has been apprehended in Fairfax County, Virginia, after allegedly killing four victims and transporting their bodies in a shopping cart, police said Friday.
The suspect, Anthony Robinson, 35, of Washington, D.C., has been charged with at least two murders so far, Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis said at a press conference on Friday.
"We're here today to talk about a serial killer, and that is a phrase that I've used sparingly in my three decades in this profession," Davis said.
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The most recent victims were found Wednesday in a wooded area, next to a Target shopping cart in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said. One body is believed to be that of Cheyenne Brown from Washington, D.C., who went missing in September. The other body remains unidentified.
Two other bodies have been found since August, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Allene Elizabeth “Beth” Redmon, 54, of Harrisonburg and Tonita Lorice Smith, 39, of Charlottesville were found near each other, but their deaths occurred at different times, Davis said.
Police are looking for other potential victims.
“There are likely other missing persons that have yet to be located that fit the profile of these victims,” Davis told the Washington Post. “We have a lot of work to do regionally.”
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Robinson met his victims on dating sites and then lured them to motels, with at least two of the victims meeting him at the Moon Inn in Alexandria, officials said. He allegedly inflicted trauma to his victims before killing them, but no details on the type of trauma have been released.
Robinson has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two felony counts of concealing, transporting, or altering a dead body, Davis said. He faces life in prison if convicted.