UPDATE: Suspected ‘cart killer’ in custody in Northern Virginia
UPDATE (1:30 p.m.) – Police say there is mounting evidence that the alleged “caddy killer” is Anthony Robinson, who is currently in custody.
Charges are pending for Robinson, 35, of DC for the murder of four people, including a pregnant woman. He was arrested with video evidence and cellphone records obtained by police.
Robinson met his victims on dating sites and took them to motels, police say. It was then that he used blunt force trauma to kill them. Police have video evidence of Robinson transporting his victims to their final resting place in a shopping cart.
Two victims have been positively identified as Elizabeth Redmon, 54, of Harrisonburg and Tonita Lorice Smith, 34, of Charlottesville. They were found in a commercial lot in Harrisonburg. The Charlottesville and Harrisonburg Police Departments worked individually but made a connection.
A third victim has been tentatively identified as 29-year-old Cheyenne Brown. The family tentatively identified Brown with a tattoo. Brown may have been four months pregnant, and police are discussing possible charges with the state of Virginia regarding the second victim. Video evidence shows Brown and Robinson together in DC at the same subway station. She disappeared in November.
The identity of the fourth victim is unknown at this time. Police have leads for the identity of the fourth body found, with an autopsy underway on Friday.
“He is behind bars at this time, but that does not take away from the urgency that exists to identify other victims who may be here, beyond the Commonwealth of Virginia and on the East Coast,” said Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis. .
Robinson has lived in New York, Prince George’s County and DC. He had a remarkable absence of criminal history, according to the head of the FCPD.
Harrisonburg, Charlottesville and Fairfax County police departments worked together prior to the arrest. Police believe this is a multi-jurisdictional case that will get them out of Virginia.
FAIRFAX, Va. (WDVM) – Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis will speak with Maj. Ed O’Carroll and Harrisonburg Police Chief Kelley Warner on details of a killer in alleged series in Virginia.
To watch the press conference live, click this link here.
Since August, the bodies of four victims have been found in the state, according to the FCPD.
On Wednesday, human remains were located in a remote wooded area in Fairfax County. The remains were found inside a shipping container near a shopping cart in the 2400 block of Fairhaven Avenue, police said.
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