Family, friends search area Ashanti Billie’s cellphone was found

Ashanti Billie (Photo courtesy of the FBI)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Friends and family of Ashanti Billie searched for clues in her disappearance on Thursday.

The latest picture of Ashanti Billie that was released by the FBI.

Groups looked in the area around Tallyho Terrace and Azalea Garden Road where the 19-year-old’s cellphone was found 10 days ago.

Ashanti Billie was last seen driving on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story for work. Billie was heading to work at Blimpe’s Subs on the base, but she never made it.

Billie also never made it college classes she was supposed to attend that day.

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Hours after Billie vanished, police found her cell phone right here in a dumpster a couple of miles from her job.

Ashanti’s family says they are thankful for the community support and they are hopeful she’s alive.

“The flesh is scared. My spirit and my soul and my belief is not scared. The flesh is always scared, but I have faith in my God that he is going to bring her home to me,” says Virginia Houston Jones, Ashanti’s grandmother.

This week, the FBI released new video showing Billie’s Mini Cooper entering and leaving the base on Sept. 18. Investigators discovered her abandoned mini cooper five says later in Ocean View.

The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads them to Billie’s location. Blimpie’s says it is matching that reward.

If you have any information about Billlie’s disappearance, call the FBI.