Retired Navy veteran Eric Brian Brown, 45, has been charged with the kidnapping of 19 year-old Ashanti Billie, who was found dead in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to NBC Washington. Brown has been homeless, living in and around naval bases in the area. (source) 3:55 p.m. ET November 8, 2017
Ashanti Billie was a student at The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, who worked at a Blimpie’s near the base. Brown had attempted to flirt with Billie multiple times in the past while she was at work, visiting the store almost every day. (source) 3:55 p.m. ET November 8, 2017
She was reported missing on Sept. 18 after she failed to show up for her job on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Norfolk, Virginia. Her body was then found outside a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 29. (source) 3:55 p.m. ET November 8, 2017
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