Investigators said a victim of a serial killer victimizing women he meets online was identified as a woman from Northern California, KRON4 reported.
According to the latest news conference of Virginia police, the victim was named Stephanie Harrison who was murdered by the suspect in Washington D.C. where she spent her vacation.
“DNA evidence has confirmed the identities of Cheyenne Brown, 29 years old, of Washington D.C., and Stephanie Harrison, 48 years old, of Redding, Calif., as the victims found in a container near the Moon Inn Motel in Alexandria, (Virginia),” Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis said.
The suspected murderer, Anthony Eugene Robinson, 35 is jailed in Rockingham County Jail.
He was labeled as the “shopping cart killer” as he is believed to dispose of his victims’ bodies in remote places by carrying them from motels through shopping carts.
Police said he use the dating apps “Plenty of Fish” and “Tagged” to search for victims.
“We have a serial killer. He does unspeakable things with his victims. What’s his MO? Dating sites, motels, blunt force trauma, shopping carts, final resting place,” Davis said.
On Dec. 15, Harrison and Brown’s bodies were both recovered inside a plastic following the discovery of a red shopping cart close to Moon Inn Motel in Virginia.
Apart from Harrison and Brown, Robinson is also suspected to have killed Tonita Lorice Smith, 39, and Allene Elizabeth Redmon, 54, inside the motel.
The victims disappeared for months before they were discovered lifeless last winter.
The last communication Harrison did was on August 19 last year when she called her sister, saying that she will have a U.S. Capitol tour in Washington D.C.
She was detected to have checked into the Moon Inn Motel, as shown in her credit card history. The same night, she was nowhere to be found.
The Moon Inn Motel was also where Brown stayed when she vanished.