Watch Live: ‘Shopping Cart Killer Investigated in Virginia, Remains Found in Fairfax Co. – NBC4 Washington
Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, are investigating a Washington, D.C., man they call “The Shopping Cart Killer” in the homicides of four women he met on dating sites. They say there may be more victims in the D.C. area and beyond.
Police believe suspect Anthony Robinson, 35, is a serial killer, they said at a news conference Friday. Robinson is in custody, officials said.
Detectives believe Robinson met his victims online, went to motels in Fairfax County and Harrisonburg with them, killed them and then transported their remains in shopping carts.
Badly decomposed remains of two victims were found together in a container.
“Our Shopping Cart Killer does unspeakable things with his victims,” Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis said.
Robinson’s attorney has not issued a statement, law enforcement officials said Friday.
Police “tentatively” believe that Cheyenne Brown, a 29-year-old woman who was missing from Southeast D.C., is among the victims.
Brown took a Metro train from D.C. to the Huntington station in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County on Sept. 30 and was not heard from again, police said.
Human remains found in the same area were preliminarily identified as Brown’s, on the basis of a distinctive tattoo, police said.
Their bodies were found the night of Nov. 24 in a vacant lot in Harrisonburg.
Smith was the mother of six children.
Police believe there may be additional victims. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Robinson is known to have lived in D.C., Prince George’s County, Maryland, and New York, Davis said. He has a “remarkable absence of a criminal history,” compared with the horror of the crimes of which he’s accused, the chief said.
Human remains were found in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County on Wednesday, police said earlier Friday. The remains were found “tucked away in an isolated wooded area,” in a container near a shopping cart in the 2400 block of Fairhaven Avenue. The location is about a mile south of the Capital Beltway that rings the D.C. area.
Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story.