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Police: Bodies of missing women found in undeveloped lot in Virginia, man arrested

Officers arrested 35-year-old Anthony Robinson of Washington, D.C. in connection to the women's deaths.

HARRISONBURG, Va. — A D.C. man is facing charges after the bodies of two missing women were found in Harrisonburg, Virginia Tuesday night. 

According to a Facebook post from the Harrisonburg Police Department (HPD), the bodies of 54-year-old Allene Elizabeth “Beth” Redmon and 39-year-old Tonita Lorice Smith were found near Linda Lane. Both women had previously been reported missing.

Officers arrested 35-year-old Anthony Robinson of Washington, D.C. in connection to the women's deaths. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in addition to two felony counts of concealing, transporting or altering a dead body. 

Investigators are not looking for any other suspects at this time. 

Redmon was from Harrisonburg while Smith was reported missing from Charlottesville. HPD and Charlottesville Police were searching for the women separately. 

The bodies of the missing women were found by detectives from HPD's Major Crimes Unit in an undeveloped lot off Linda Lane. The bodies were found a short distance from each other. It appears the women were killed at different times, according to police. 

Police say the Virginia Medical Examiner's Office is working to determine when the women were killed and their cause of death. 

If you have any information, call Detective Wetherell at 540-432-7788 or email her at leslie.wetherell@harrisonburgva.gov. Anonymous tips related to this incident or any crime can be sent to Crime Solvers at (540) 574-5050 or by texting “HPD” plus their tip to CRIMES (274637). 

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Police have not released any suspect information at this time.

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