Funeral set for Ashanti Billie, teen found dead in North Carolina

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A funeral service will be held next week for a 19-year-old woman whose body was found in North Carolina 11 days after she went missing from Virginia.

Ashanti Billie, a student at The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, was reported missing on Sept. 18 when she did not show up for her job at a sandwich shop in Norfolk.

That same day Ashanti went missing, her cell phone was found in a dumpster on Tallyho Terrace. Her car was found five days later abandoned in Ocean View.

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On Sept. 29, her body was found behind a church in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Police have not released a cause of death or said how Billie ended up In North Carolina.

A funeral service is scheduled Oct. 13 at the Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington, Maryland.  


A benefit concert is expected to be held this Saturday to remember Ashanti. The funds raised will be used to get busses to take people to Maryland for the funeral. 

MORE INFORMATION: Benefit concert to be held for Ashanti Billie

Organizers are asking for a $10 donation if possible.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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