Exceptional: Autopsies unclear on how victims of suspected ‘shopping cart killer’ died

Autopsies have been not able to establish how 3 victims of suspected ‘shopping cart killer’ Anthony Eugene Robinson died, WTOP has figured out.

Autopsies have been not able to figure out how a few victims of suspected “shopping cart killer” Anthony Eugene Robinson died, WTOP has uncovered.

Robinson is suspected of killing at the very least 4 men and women whose stays were being located in Alexandria and Harrisonburg, Virginia, as perfectly as the District. Police have been on the research for feasible more victims.



Presently, Robinson is charged with two counts of to start with-diploma murder and disposing of the bodies of two feminine victims, who were identified in a vacant Harrisonburg lot in late November.

These victims ended up discovered as Allene Elizabeth Redmon, 54, of Harrisonburg, and Tonita Lorice Smith, 39, of Charlottesville.

WTOP has realized the Business of the Chief Professional medical Examiner of Virginia’s Western District, in Roanoke, has declared the induce of Redmon and Smith’s deaths as “Homicidal violence of undetermined etiology,” and ruled the manner of dying is murder.

Robinson has not been billed in Fairfax County in the deaths of two other victims — Stephanie Harrison, 48, of Redding, California, and Cheyenne Brown, 29, of Southeast D.C. Their remains had been located in a plastic container close to a purchasing cart in a wooded place around the 2400 block of Fairhaven Avenue.

Investigators in D.C. proceed to investigate no matter if Sonya Champ, whose stays had been observed in a shopping cart protected by a blanket in the District, could be the fifth victim of Robinson.

Very first claimed on WTOP, the woman’s physique was found in the 200 block of F Street NE, a few blocks from Union Station.

In January, Beverly Fields, spokeswoman with the D.C. Business of the Main Clinical Examiner, mentioned an autopsy executed Sept. 7 categorised the bring about of the woman’s loss of life as “undetermined.” That signifies the forensic investigation from the autopsy and facts from law enforcement didn’t direct the medical examiner to conclude the loss of life was organic, accidental, suicide or homicide.

In February, WTOP claimed police and prosecutors in Fairfax County have still to uncover evidence that would permit them to charge Robinson with killing Harrison, one of the Fairfax County victims. Having said that, police explained murder costs would quickly be submitted in Brown’s loss of life.

“We can position the offender in the place of wherever Stephanie Harrison’s continues to be have been observed,” Maj. Ed O’Carroll, head of the Fairfax County Law enforcement Important Crimes and Cyber and Forensic Bureau told WTOP on Feb. 25. “Forensic proof, together with DNA, will be pivotal in linking our offender with Ms. Harrison’s killing.”

An administrator with the medical examiner’s Northern District tells WTOP the autopsies of Harrison and Brown keep on being pending.

Court information demonstrate Robinson’s Harrisonburg defense attorney Louis Nagy and prosecutors agreed to delay Robinson’s scheduled May 9 listening to till Sept. 12, to enable equally sides to take a look at and check out the contents of the not long ago finished report by the healthcare examiner.

WTOP is trying to get remark from Fairfax County law enforcement and prosecutors on any upcoming charges. Invoice Miller, a spokesman with D.C.’s U.S. Attorney’s Office declined remark.