NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The FBI released video Tuesday afternoon they say shows Ashanti Billie’s Mini Cooper entering and leaving Gate 3 at Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek.
The video was recorded September 18, the last day she was seen.
Billie works at Blimpie’s Subs on the base. According to the FBI, the video of her car entering Gate 3 was taken around 4:44 a.m. Because of an accident on base, she turned around and left three minutes later.
The FBI says Ashanti then drove to Gate 1 and entered the base there around 5 a.m. She never arrived for work and never made it to her college classes that day. Later in the day, the car was seen leaving Gate 1 but it is unclear who was driving it.
Police recovered her cell phone on September 18 in a dumpster on the corner of Tallyho Terrace and Azalea Garden Road in Norfolk, which is a couple miles away from the base.
Billie’s cream-colored Mini Cooper was located on Saturday, September 23 in the 9500 block of Lakeside Drive in Ocean View.
The FBI is offering a reward of $10,000 for information that leads them to Ashanti Billie’s location. If you have information, call the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office at 757-455-0100.
“It’s just as parents, we have to do something. We can’t sit at the hotel all day. We can only send out so much on social media. We have to be out here, because that’s who we are,” says Brandy Billie, Ashanti’s mother.
Billie’s parents say they’re grateful the FBI has taken the lead on the investigation, but still need to be out looking themselves.
“We come out here just to get a feel of the area. Not saying these guys are doing their jobs, by all means we know that they are and we’re grateful for it,” Brandy Billie says.
They’re hoping some new clue could pop up that brings their daughter back home.
“My mom instinct tells me she’s okay. She’s scared and she’s hurt, but she’s okay. I feel that she’s okay and she’s still with us. I feel that,” says Brandy Billie.