Shopping cart

Police identify woman found dead in shopping cart near Union Station

New details emerged on Tuesday in the case of several women found dead in shopping carts late last year.

Fairfax County police used the nickname “Shopping Cart Killer”, alleging that the suspect – Anthony Robinson – transported the bodies of women he killed in a shopping cart.

The Metropolitan Police Department identified a woman found on September 7 last year near Union Station as 40-year-old Sonya Champ.

Champ’s body was discovered in a shopping cart and under a blanket.

MPD identified Champ and ruled his death a homicide on Tuesday.

MPD has also named Anthony Robinson as a person of interest in this case.

Shopping cart killer: who is Anthony Robinson?

Robinson has not been charged in Champ’s death.

The suspect has been charged with murder in Harrisonburg, Va., in the deaths of two women. He is currently in custody, pending a hearing in September on those charges.

Robinson was also named by Fairfax police as the prime suspect in the deaths of two women there.

He has also not been charged there, as Fairfax police say the investigation is ongoing.

In January, Fairfax police provided an update on the investigation and said they had spoken with dozens of other departments to see if these cases could be linked.

Download the FOX 5 DC News app for the latest local news and weather

Fairfax authorities said they have been in contact with DC police regarding the case, which we now know as the death of Sonya Champ.

Fairfax police say they are still working on his case.

DC police are offering a reward for information about Sonya Champ’s death.

Both departments have contacted numerous local law enforcement agencies to solve the crimes.

When previously contacted for comment, a lawyer for Robinson in Harrisonburg declined to comment on the nature of the charges against Robinson.

FOX 5 reached out to Robinson’s attorney Tuesday night about naming him a person of interest in Champ’s murder and we haven’t heard back.

We will update this article if we receive a response.