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Anthony Robinson

‘Shopping Cart Killer’ Named Person of Interest in Murder of D.C. Woman

A Washington, D.C., police official said Tuesday that the accused “shopping cart killer,” already jailed for the deaths of two women in Virginia and linked to the deaths of two others, is the sole person of interest in a murder investigation in the District of Columbia.

The D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner recently reclassified the death of 40-year-old Sonya Champ from “undetermined” to “homicide,” making hers the first of the five deaths connected with Anthony Eugene Robinson to be definitively ruled a homicide, WRC reported.

Champ’s body was found on September 7, 2021 — before the bodies of the four Virginia victims were found. As CrimeOnline previously reported, evidence puts Robinson in the same area at the time Champ disappeared.

Robinson, 35, was arrested in November in North Carolina and charged with the deaths of 54-year-old Allene Redmon of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and 39-year-old Tonita Lorice Smith of Charlottesville, Virginia, whose bodies were found on November 23 in Harrisonburg.

He’s been linked but not charged with the deaths of  29-year-old Cheyenne Brown of Washington, D.C., and 48-year-old Stephanie Harrison of Redding, California, whose bodies were found near a hotel in Alexandria on December 15. Authorities are still trying to determine their cause of death.

Police believe Robinson met the women on online dating sites and lured them to hotels, where he killed them and moved their bodies in shopping carts.

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

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[Featured image: Anthony Eugene Robinson/police handout]