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DC Man Charged With Killing 2 Women, Named Person of Interest in Missing Person Case

A Washington, D.C., man charged last week in the deaths of two Virginia women has been named a person of interest in another missing person case in the area.

Anthony Robinson, 35, was charged with the deaths of Allene Elizabeth “Beth” Redmon, 54, and Tonita Lorice Smith, 39, whose bodies were found in a vacant lot Tuesday night in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

The victims’ bodies were found within a short distance of one another, but officials said they were not killed at the same time, WRC reported.

Both women were the subjects of missing persons cases — Redmon in Harrisonburg and Smith in Charlottesville — when both investigations led to the same spot.

Harrisonburg police said the other missing person case is a woman in D.C., but Metro police have not provided any information about it. A Harrisonburg police spokesperson also said that other jurisdictions in northern Virginia are looking to see if Robinson could be a person of interest in any open cases they may have as well.

Robinson is being held without bail in Harrisonberg, where he has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of concealing, transporting, or altering a dead body.

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