Charges uncertain for 1 of 2 Fairfax Co. victims of suspected ‘shopping cart killer’

Fairfax County police may be not able to carry rates towards Anthony Eugene Robinson in the demise of a California lady. Police suspect Robinson has killed at minimum 4 ladies, in Harrisonburg and Fairfax County.

Fairfax County, Virginia, law enforcement and prosecutors have nevertheless to uncover evidence that would allow them to cost serial killer suspect Anthony Eugene Robinson in the death of 48-12 months-aged Stephanie Harrison of Redding, California, sources explained to WTOP.

On the other hand, murder charges will soon be filed in the death of 29-yr-old Cheyenne Brown of Southeast D.C., in accordance to resources common with the investigation.

Additional than two months soon after law enforcement identified Robinson as a suspected serial killer in the deaths of at minimum 4 folks whose remains have been located in Harrisonburg and in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, fees have however to be filed in Fairfax County.

Even though investigators believe that forensic and digital proof evidently links Robinson with Brown, they have faced additional of a challenge in analyzing how Robinson crossed paths with Harrison.

On the working day Robinson’s name was 1st built general public, Fairfax County police claimed surveillance online video showed Brown and Robinson jointly at a D.C. Metro stop on Sept. 30, and that they rode to the Huntington Metro station. She under no circumstances returned.

As Fairfax County police ended up seeking for Robinson, in relationship with Brown’s dying, detectives learned two sets of human continues to be have been identified Dec. 15 in an isolated wooded location in the vicinity of the 2400 block of Fairhaven Avenue in the Huntington space of Fairfax County. The remains have been positioned in a substantial plastic container by a searching cart close to a motel termed the Moon Inn.

DNA screening confirmed the identities of the victims as Brown and Harrison.

When Fairfax County police at first dubbed Robinson the “shopping cart killer,” they said he generally satisfied victims on the internet through relationship applications. Afterwards, police specified the apps bundled A great deal of Fish and Tagged.

Harrison’s household has mentioned she was in the nation’s funds for sightseeing, and disagrees with the recommendation she may well have interacted with Robinson online before apparently remaining at the Moon Inn at the same time.

Sources acquainted with the investigation reported detectives have not uncovered digital or forensic evidence that proves why Harrison and Robinson were being both equally at the Moon Inn. In early January, law enforcement have been exploring by way of substantial plastic luggage loaded with paper receipts furnished by the motel.

Robinson has been billed with two counts of initial-degree murder and disposing of the bodies of two feminine victims. The two victims were observed in a vacant Harrisonburg lot in late November.

All those victims were recognized as Allene Elizabeth Redmon, 54, of Harrisonburg and Tonita Lorice Smith, 39, of Charlottesville.

Robinson’s lawyer in Harrisonburg, Louis Nagy, has not disclosed any protection methods in advance of Robinson’s future court appearance on Might 9.

Nagy requested the court docket to order the police to stop referring to his client as “a serial killer” and “the purchasing cart killer.” He’s also inquiring the court to stop the law enforcement from releasing any information on the scenario to the media without having the court’s permission — the judge has not established a hearing for arguments.