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EXCLUSIVE: Autopsies unclear on death of victims of alleged ‘shopping cart killer’

Autopsies could not determine how three victims of alleged “caddy killer” Anthony Eugene Robinson died, OMCP has learned.

Autopsies could not determine how three victims of alleged “caddy killer” Anthony Eugene Robinson died, OMCP has learned.

Robinson is suspected of killing at least four people whose remains were found in Alexandria and Harrisonburg, Va., as well as in the district. The police are looking for possible additional victims.



Currently, Robinson is charged with two counts of first degree murder and disposal of the bodies of two female victims, who were found in a vacant lot in Harrisonburg in late November.

Those victims have been identified as Allene Elizabeth Redmon, 54, of Harrisonburg, and Tonita Lorice Smith, 39, of Charlottesville.

The WTOP has learned that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke declared the cause of death of Redmon and Smith to be “homicidal violence of undetermined etiology” and ruled the manner of death to be a homicide.

Robinson has not been charged in Fairfax County in the deaths of two other victims – Stephanie Harrison, 48, of Redding, Calif., and Cheyenne Brown, 29, of southeast DC. Their remains were found in a plastic container near a shopping cart in a wooded area. near the 2400 block of Fairhaven Avenue.

DC investigators continue to investigate whether Sonya Champ, whose remains were found in a shopping cart covered in a blanket in the district, could be Robinson’s fifth victim.

First reported on WTOP, the woman’s body was found in the 200 block of F Street NE, a few blocks from Union Station.

In January, Beverly Fields, a spokesperson for DC’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, said an autopsy performed Sept. 7 classified the woman’s cause of death as “undetermined.” This means that the forensic investigation from the autopsy and the information from the police did not lead the medical examiner to conclude that the death was natural, accidental, by suicide or homicide.

In February, the OMCP reported that Fairfax County police and prosecutors had yet to uncover evidence that would allow them to charge Robinson with killing Harrison, one of the Fairfax County victims. However, police said murder charges would soon be filed in Brown’s death.

“We can place the offender in the area where Stephanie Harrison’s remains were found,” Maj. Ed O’Carroll, chief of the Fairfax County Bureau of Major Crimes and Cybercrime and Forensic Science, told AFP. OMCP on February 25. DNA will be essential in linking our attacker to the murder of Mrs. Harrison.

A Northern District medical examiner administrator tells OMCP that autopsies for Harrison and Brown are still pending.

Court records show that Robinson’s Harrisonburg defense attorney, Louis Nagy, and prosecutors agreed to delay Robinson’s scheduled May 9 hearing until September 12, to allow both sides to consider and explore the contents of the report recently completed by the Medical Examiner.

WTOP is seeking comment from police and Fairfax County prosecutors on any future charges. Bill Miller, a spokesman for the DC U.S. Attorney’s Office, declined to comment.