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5th victim possibly linked to ‘shopping cart killer’ as police identify 2 others

Virginia police believe they have found a fifth victim linked to a suspected serial killer dubbed the “Caddy Killer,” as authorities have identified two more and continue to search for more.

The update comes nearly a month after authorities announced that a suspect previously charged with the murder of two women whose bodies were found in a lot in Harrisonburg would also be linked to the deaths of two other women whose remains were found in a wooded area of ​​Alexandria in Fairfax County.

The fifth possible victim, also a woman, was found covered in a blanket in a shopping cart on Sept. 7 in Washington, DC, by a passerby, who reported the find to police, authorities said.

The Fairfax County Police Department said it received a tip this week that their suspect in the Alexandria murders, Anthony Eugene Robinson, 35, of Washington, DC, may be linked to the DC case.

“We believe this may be Anthony Eugene Robinson’s fifth victim,” Fairfax County Police Maj. Edward O’Carroll said during a press briefing Friday night. “This is based on digital evidence that places him in the same vicinity at the time of the victim’s disappearance. It’s sad and tragic.”

The body of Sonya Champ, 40, was found near Union Station in a shopping cart, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The matter is currently under investigation. Fairfax County Police said they were sharing information with MPD while investigating the death.

Fairfax County police also said Friday they identified the two victims found in Alexandria as Cheyenne Brown, 29, of Washington, DC, and Stephanie Harrison, 48, of Redding, Calif. Police initially believed Brown was one of the victims, based on distinctive tattoos identified by his family, but were awaiting DNA confirmation.

The remains of the two women were found Dec. 15 near the Moon Inn in a container next to a shopping cart, police said. Robinson is the primary and sole suspect in their murders, Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis said.

“Robinson is the last person to be seen alive with Cheyenne,” Davis told reporters on Friday. “Cheyenne interacted with Robinson on the dating app Plenty of Fish. It is believed that Robinson used this dating app Plenty of Fish to lure his victims. We believe Robinson also used the dating app Tagged.”

Cellular data placed Brown and Robinson in the same location on Sept. 30, the night he disappeared, police said. Receipts also showed they had stayed at the Moon Inn on the same day and that Robinson had stayed at that motel on at least five other occasions, Davis said Friday.

Robinson was also charged with the murder of two Virginia women found dead Nov. 23 next to each other in an open lot in the Harrisonburg business district, police said. CCTV and cellphone recordings linked him to the two victims, according to Harrisonburg police.

Authorities allege the two women – Allene Elizabeth “Beth” Redmon, 54, of Harrisonburg, and Tonita Lorice Smith, 39, of Charlottesville – hooked up with Robinson through dating sites and met him on occasions distinct in a hotel.

Their bodies were found with blunt force trauma and investigators said they believe the women were transported to the scene in a shopping cart.

Robinson was charged with two counts of first degree murder and two counts of concealing, transporting or altering a corpse. His attorney, Louis Nagy, said he was not commenting on the charges or allegations when previously tuned in by ABC News.

Fairfax County police said Robinson, who is currently incarcerated at the Rockingham County Adult Detention Center awaiting trial for the Harrisonburg homicides, will face additional charges in their cases.

“Luckily he’s incarcerated and that gives us the opportunity to work backwards while he’s still not killing,” Davis said. “Having him await trial in Harrisonburg, Va. allows us to continue to build our probable case to eventually indict him here in Fairfax County.”

Detectives are looking for anyone who may have come into contact with Robinson on dating apps as part of their investigation.

“We believe there are survivors out there,” Davis said. “We remain very committed to continuing to dig deep and get to the bottom of it.”

ABC News’ Benjamin Siu contributed to this report.