FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – The Fairfax County Police Chief revealed the identities of two victims of the “cart killer” on Friday evening.
At 8 p.m., Fairfax chief Kevin Davis revealed the identities of two women who were found in a container on December 15 in block 2400 of Fairhaven Avenue in the Fairfax County part of Alexandria.
They have been identified as Cheyenne Brown, 29, from DC, and Stephanie Harrison, 48, from Redding, Calif.
Authorities in Virginia believe they have detained the suspected serial killer: Anthony Robinson, a 35-year-old Washington, DC resident. He is currently being held on two counts of first degree murder and two counts of concealing, transporting or altering a corpse. these charges stem from a case in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Robinson has been nicknamed the “Cart Killer” because he allegedly carried the bodies of his victims in a cart.
Police said the two women found in Alexandria had been positively identified using DNA analysis. Davis was joined by Bureau Chief, Major Crimes, Cyber and Forensics Bureau Major Ed O’Carroll. The press conference will be broadcast on
Authorities have also linked the deaths of two women in the Shenandoah Valley to the two victims whose remains were found in the Northern Virginia area.
Robinson was arrested on November 23 in Harrisonburg after police found the bodies of two missing women, Allene Elizabeth “Beth” Redmon, 54, of Harrisonburg and Tonita Lorice Smith, 39, of Charlottesville, in a vacant lot in Linda Lane.
Police said they believed a set of remains in Alexandria was Cheyenne Brown, a 29-year-old woman. A second unidentified person was found in the same area, but was killed at another time, authorities said.
Police believe there may also be more casualties in addition to the four.
On Friday night, O’Carroll said information led investigators to a case in which the body of a woman was found in a shopping cart in Washington, DC. It was only covered with a blanket.
Authorities in Fairfax have contacted the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department with the information. O’Carroll said they believed the woman could be Robinson’s fifth victim.
Robinson has not been charged in connection with the Fairfax or DC deaths, but authorities in Fairfax have said they plan to press charges against him.
Meanwhile, investigators are still struggling to piece together Robinson’s whereabouts over the past year or more. They research any information people have on where he was or what he was doing, and have worked with law enforcement from as far north as New York and as far south as Harrisonburg. .
They also hope to identify other victims or survivors. Davis said Robinson may have used dating apps to connect with women.
“We think there are survivors there,” Davis said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Fairfax Police Department at 703-246-7800 or their anonymous hotline at 866-411-8477.
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