Owner of hotel where Robinson met the victims speaks out amid investigation
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Virginia (FOX 5 DC) – The owner of the Moon Inn hotel, where suspected serial killer Anthony Robinson is said to meet his alleged victims, is speaking to FOX 5 for the first time.
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Robinson left a horrific trail of murders as far south as Harrisonburg, Va., Where two victims, identified as Elizabeth Redmon, 54, and Tonita Lorice Smith, 39, were found dead in a batch in November of the last year.
Fairfax police confirmed on Friday that Robinson was the primary and singular suspect in the murders of Cheyenne Brown, 29, and Stephanie Harrison, 48. They say they are planning criminal charges in the future.
Police also confirmed on Friday that the Metropolitan Police Department was investigating a death, examining similar circumstances. Fairfax Police say her person of interest may be linked to a case where a woman was found dead in a shopping cart in Washington
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Robinson used dating apps, such as Plenty of Fish, to lure his victims before meeting them at places like the Moon Inn Hotel, located on Richmond Highway in Alexandria.
Owner Nassir Wagie says the COVID-19 pandemic has already made business difficult, but now, due to the investigation, he is trying to sell the property as soon as possible.
“We can’t survive. It’s very difficult. No one is coming. No one is coming,” Wagie said. “No one feels safe, even our employees right now… They are scared because they hear reports that it is not a one-person act. Maybe he has. someone outside – maybe sending us to shoot us – big problem. “
Robinson is currently behind bars, but Wagie says he fears more people are involved. According to police, Robinson has stayed at the Moon Inn Hotel at least six times.
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Wagie says he gave detectives large plastic bags filled with thousands of receipts and lodging records to help police with their investigation.
Police believe there are more victims and potentially a few survivors and are asking anyone who has interacted with Anthony Robinson to reach out.