Ashanti Billie was a student at The Art Institute of Virginia Beach. She also worked at a sandwich shop in Norfolk, Virginia.

On September 18, she was reported missing when she didn't show up for her job. Later that day her cellphone was spotted in a dumpster. On September 23, neighbors reported seeing her car — a Mini Cooper — on a dead-end street. Witnesses report that it had been there for several days, according to NBC Washington.

Almost a week later, on September 29, Billie's dead body was found behind a church in Charlotte, North Carolina.

No one knows who killed Billie, or how her body got there. And now, the FBI has reached out to the public to find Billie's killer. 

The bureau is offering a $10,000 reward to whomever can lead them to the killer. 

Specifically, the bureau is asking anyone who may have seen either Billie or her Mini Cooper in the Charlotte area between Monday, September 18 and Saturday, September 23 to contact the FBI Norfolk Field Office. 

The FBI has stated that the Mini Cooper may have been spotted in areas surrounding Griers Grove Road or any route between Hampton Roads and Charlotte. Specific details provided for potential travel routes were:

  • The travel corridor from Rt. 17, to I-64 through Rocky Mount and Raleigh to Charlotte
  • The travel corridor from Route 58 to I-85 through Durham and Greensboro to Charlotte
  • The travel corridor from Rt. 58 to I-95 through Raleigh to I-85 to Charlotte. 

Of course, potential travel routes are not limited to the above. 

If you have any information whatsoever, please contact the FBI Norfolk Field Office at 757-455-0100 or email with the subject line: ASHANTI BILLIE.