Who Is Ashanti Billie? Navy Veteran Charged With Teen's Kidnapping

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Her body was found September 29 behind a church in Charlotte, North Carolina.

According to court documents, 45-year-old Eric Brian Brown is accused of abducting Billie on September 18, the day her auto was last seen leaving JEB Little Creek in Norfolk.

Court documents say Brown served 21 years in the Navy and was a construction worker.

In a statement, Billie's family thanked "the FBI, Virginia Beach and Norfolk Police Departments and NCIS for their attention and investigations regarding their daughter".

Brown may have also dumped her partially clothed body in Charlotte, N.C. Billie was found on her back in tall grass located next to a church Brown went to as a kid and 300 yards away from his childhood home, according to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court of Eastern Virginia.

Eric Brown, charged with kidnapping in the disappearance of Ashanti Billie.

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The FBI and Blimpie offered $20,000 reward at the time for information in that would lead to finding Billie.

Billie's parents, who both served in the Army, said in interviews after her killing she dreamed of becoming a baker or an executive chef.

Her Mini Cooper was found near Ocean View in Norfolk, and her cell phone was discovered in a dumpster on Tallyho Terrace. Her vehicle was seen leaving the base a short time later but it was unclear if Billie was inside.

Brown was homeless and lived at random facilities and buildings on and off the naval bases.

Investigators have not revealed the exact cause of Billie's death.

An arrest has been made in the abduction of 19-year-old college student Ashanti Billie. The trousers had dirt on them, leading investigators to believe they were taken off of her while she was lying on the ground, court document state.

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