The “Shopping Cart Killer” may be responsible for at least four deaths in Virginia, and one suspect is in custody, according to police.
At a joint press conference held Friday, Harrisonburg Police Chief Kelley Warner and Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis explained that evidence pointed toward 35-year-old Anthony Robinson as the “Shopping Cart Killer,” the Associated Press reported. Robinson was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of concealing, transporting or altering a dead body on Nov. 23, police said.
The “Shopping Cart Killer” earned this nickname by finding potential victims on online dating sites and meeting them at motels, killing them and moving their remains in a shopping cart, police said. Police suspect Robinson of doing this at least four times in Virginia.
Police identified one victim as Cheyenne Brown, 29, from Washington, D.C., who was pregnant at the time of her disappearance. Robinson and Brown met on a dating site, police said, adding that Brown was last seen alive on video surveillance at the Huntington metro stop with Robinson.
Police are urging anyone who may have more information on the alleged crimes of the “Shopping Cart Killer” to come forward in addition to asking that anyone who knows Robinson get in touch with investigators.
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