Human stays discovered behind a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, are these of Ashanti Billie, a Virginia lady who earlier this month went lacking from a army base in Virginia, authorities stated Saturday.
“It is with deep regret that I inform the community that Ashanti Billie has been located, deceased, in Charlotte, North Carolina,” stated Martin Culbreth, particular agent in cost of the FBI’s Norfolk division. “I, along with the entire investigative team, offer our most sincere condolences to the Billie family, especially Ashanti’s parents Brandy and Tony. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
Billie, 19, had been lacking since September 18, when she didn’t present up for work at a Blimpie sandwich store on the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Norfolk, Virginia, or culinary courses on the Art Institute of Virginia Beach.
The Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department recognized Billie’s stays, which had been found Friday behind a church greater than 300 miles from the place she went lacking.
Shortly earlier than 5 a.m. on September 18, Billie drove her cream-colored Mini Cooper via Gate One at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, the place she labored because the Blimpie assistant supervisor.
Just 30 minutes later, her automobile was captured on surveillance digital camera leaving the bottom. The FBI says it doesn’t know whether or not Billie was behind the wheel, and that no one noticed or heard from her after that.
Hours after her disappearance, her cellphone was recovered in a dumpster off the bottom in a residential space of Norfolk.
Five days later, on September 23, her automobile was found in a quiet cul-de-sac in the close by Ocean View neighborhood.
Following a two-week seek for Billie, her stays had been found in Charlotte. CNN affiliate Spectrum News reported they had been discovered behind East Stonewall A.M.E. Zion Church.
‘We will not rest’
The FBI had supplied a $10,000 reward for data resulting in Billie’s location. Blimpie introduced it could match the reward, growing the overall to $20,000.
Following affirmation Saturday that the stays belonged to Billie, authorities vowed to maintain investigating her case.
“Our community should know that our work does not end here. Now our mission is to bring justice for Ashanti, and we will be relentless in our efforts to find who did this to her,” stated Culbreth. “We will not rest until the person who robbed Ashanti of her life, her promise and her future is held fully accountable under the law.”
Authorities are asking anybody with data concerning Billie’s dying to return ahead.