FBI searching for vehicle of woman found dead behind Charlotte church

- The FBI is asking for the public's help in locating a vehicle that belonged to a Virginia woman who was found dead behind a north Charlotte church. 

Ashanti Billie's body was discovered behind East Stonewall AME Zion Church on Griers Grove Road in late September by a lawn maintenance crew. 

Billie was reported missing in Norfolk, Virginia on Sept. 18, 2017 by her family. Her death has been declared a homicide by investigators. 

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The FBI is asking anyone who may have seen Billie and/or her Mini Cooper in the Charlotte area during the time frame of Monday, September 18 to Saturday, September 23 to contact the FBI Norfolk Field Office.

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They believe the vehicle may have potentially been seen in the area surrounding Griers Grove Road, and/or along any potential travel route between Hampton Roads and Charlotte, including but not limited to:

  • 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; and
  • The travel corridor from Rt. 58 to I-95 through Raleigh to I-85 to Charlotte.

The FBI said they're also seeking any private or commercial video surveillance recordings or digital dash-cam videos that may have captured the Mini Cooper traveling between Hampton Roads and Charlotte during the same time frame.

This case is being investigated jointly with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Virginia Beach Police Department, Norfolk Police Department, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Please report information to the FBI Norfolk Field Office at (757) 455-0100.

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