The family and friends of a missing Virginia Beach, Virginia, teen gathered on Sunday night to pray for her safe return.
19-year-old Ashanti Billie has been missing since Monday, September 18, and now her parents are begging for help and information, reported 13 News Now.
On Saturday, police found her car on Lakeside Drive in Ocean View, north of where she lives. Ashanti's parents said their daughter worked at the Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base Blimpie store.
"The last place her vehicle was seen was entering a military installation, where she showed her ID card. The vehicle left off with the last time my baby was seen ... our baby was entering gate one Little Creek gate. So, whatever happened, it happened on that installation," Brandy Billie, Ashanti’s mother, told 13 News Now.
Meltony, Ashanti’s father, and Brandy Billie served years and multiple deployments with the Army.
Although there is not much information, Brandy believes someone was involved in her daughter’s disappearance.
"This is not her, so something happened to her... someone took her, someone did something to her. They took her from her vehicle," Brandy told 13 News Now.
The mother also said she is grateful many agencies are coming together to help with the search.
"Norfolk [police], Virginia Beach [police], the FBI, NCIS... so there are people working on it,” Brandy told 13 News Now.
Ashanti's family said they are determined to stay in Virginia until Ashanti is back. On Monday, the family plans to speak with Congressman Scott Taylor about the investigation.
Ashanti Billie is 4-foot-11 tall and weighs around 133 pounds. If you have any tips on where Ashanti might be, please call Virginia Beach Police.
(Photo: Ashanti Billie via Facebook)