Recently-uncovered surveillance footage reportedly shows someone exiting from a slain Virginia Beach teen’s car the same day of her disappearance.
WVEC reported that the video captured someone exiting Ashanti Billie’s Mini Cooper at around 5:40 a.m. on September 18 and head east toward Azalea Garden Road in Norfolk, Virginia. The person is then seen throwing objects in a dumpster that authorities would later recover the victim’s cell phone from.
A home located on the 2100 block of Tallyho Terrace caught the suspicious ordeal—which occurred a mere 10 minutes after Billie, 19, drove off the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek in her vehicle and vanished. The teen, who worked at the Blimpie restaurant on the base, was scheduled to open that day but never turned up, according to the local station.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, a landscaper found Billie’s body behind the East Stonewall AME Zion Church in Charlotte, North Carolina—about 300 miles from where she was last seen alive 12 days earlier.
Volunteers reportedly recovered Billie’s Mini Cooper approximately five miles from her job on September 23. According to WVEC, a picture taken of the car being towed to a Virginia Beach evidence facility depicted a lowered window on the driver’s side and evidence markers.
On September 28, volunteers also located hair braids, a pink shoe, and a sweatsuit near the dumpster where her phone was found.
Though the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced that they are investigating the 19-year-old’s death as a homicide, they have yet to release the cause or manner of death.
A person who lives in the 9500 block of Lakeside Drive in Ocean View told the local station that Billie’s car was parked in front of his home—with one window down—for several days before it was found. The resident claimed he was unaware at the time that it was involved in the teen’s disappearance.
The surveillance video has surfaced weeks after the FBI asked the public for footage of Billie’s car traveling from Hampton Roads, Virginia, to Charlotte, North Carolina. Specifically, the agency urged anyone who spotted her car in the Charlotte area from September 18 to September 23 to contact authorities.
FBI and local police continue to work the case. A $10,000 reward is available for anyone who provides information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information about Ashanti Billie’s disappearance and murder is urged to call investigators at 757-455-0100.
[Featured Image: WVEC video screenshot]