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Arrest made in Ashanti Billie case, according to family

Posted November 8, 2017 3:35 p.m. EST

— A family member of Ashanti Billie tells News 3 that an arrest has been made in the abduction and death of the 19-year-old college student.

Billie disappeared on September 18 when her car was last seen leaving JEB Little Creek in Norfolk. Her body was found 11 days later in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Billie, originally from Maryland, was attending culinary school in Norfolk. Her disappearance raised eyebrows after she did not show up for work at the Blimpie sandwich shop on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek. She also did not show up for her scheduled college classes near the Virginia Beach Town Center.

Her Mini Cooper was found near Ocean View in Norfolk, and her cell phone was discovered in a dumpster on Tallyho Terrace.

The FBI has been asking for help in finding the person responsible for Ashanit's disappearance and death.