Police confirm possible 5th victim of ‘Shopping Cart Killer’

The suspect, Anthony Robinson, has been in custody considering the fact that 2021 and is getting charged with two counts of initial-diploma murder.

WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — The Metropolitan Law enforcement Department has confirmed Anthony Robinson, the so-known as ‘Shopping Cart Killer’ — is a particular person of interest in a homicide that took position in Washington D.C., in September.

Robinson, who is now in custody at the Rockingham-Harrisonburg Regional Jail in Virginia, has been related to five dying investigations of gals across D.C., and Virginia. He is currently getting billed with two counts of first-degree murder and two felony counts of concealing, transporting or altering a useless physique.

The prospective fifth victim, 40-12 months-previous Sonya Champ, was a D.C. resident who loved ones members explain as a person who cherished her family.

On September 7, 2021, members of MPD’s Very first District arrived at the 200 block of F Road, Northeast, exactly where they uncovered a woman “unconscious and unresponsive, within of a procuring cart.” The girl, afterwards determined as Champ, was then transported to the Office environment of the Chief Healthcare Examiner for an autopsy, which concluded her demise was a homicide.

Again at a January press meeting, Big Ed O’Carroll with the Fairfax County Police Department’s Crimes/Cyber & Forensics Bureau reviewed Champ as a attainable sufferer of Robinson.

“That deceased woman, in a shopping cart, was protected only with a blanket,” O’Carroll reported in January. “We believe this may possibly be Anthony Eugene Robinson’s 5th sufferer. This is based mostly on electronic proof that places him in the exact vicinity all over the time of the victim’s disappearance. Sad and tragic.”

Now, MPD has confirmed that by declaring Robinson is a individual of desire, even though it says he has not been billed in her murder.

Robinson was billed in link with the murder of two women found in Harrisonburg, Va. He’s also suspected of killing 29-year-outdated Cheyenne Brown, of Washington, D.C., and 48-yr-old Stephanie Harrison.

DC News Now questioned MPD for a lot more data, such as if they believe that there could be further victims, if there is a link concerning the victims, and what information led them to declare Robinson a human being of interest. The agency declined to remedy thoughts precisely but did source the pursuing assertion.

“Anthony Robinson is at this time a person of interest linked to this situation. We are continuing to look into this homicide with our local regulation enforcement companions. At this time, we have not created an arrest in the homicide situation of Sonya Champ. There is no additional info available to deliver at this time.”