Retired navy officer charged with kidnapping Ashanti Billie

Ashanti Billie

Days later, the affidavit says Billie's body was found 300 yards away from Brown's childhood home on Grier's Grove Road in Charlotte.

Federal authorities announced Wednesday afternoon that Eric Brian Brown had been charged with abducting Billie, who partly grew up in Prince George's County, Md. and moved to the Virginia Beach area to attend cooking school at the Art Institute of Virginia Beach.

According to the court document, co-workers told investigators that Brown could be seen frequenting the area where Billie worked, day and night.

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A U.S. district court criminal complaint shows that investigators believe Billie was kidnapped on the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek.

During an interview with law enforcement on October 27, Brown told agents he was on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek on the evening of September 17, and that, at one point, he blacked out and had no recollection of what he did for several days after that.

Brown faces a penalty of life in prison if convicted on the kidnapping charges. Surveillance video shows her vehicle driving onto the base, but she never made it to work, investigators have said. Billie's coworkers reported that Brown would visit the Blimpie nearly every day and that he was seen often in neighboring buildings, prosecutors said.

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The FBI and Blimpie teamed up to offer a $20,000 reward in her case.

Her cellphone was found in a dumpster and her vehicle was left on a dead end road. Investigators also found Billie's trousers and a shoe inside the vehicle. They say Brown's web search history on his phone after Billie's disappearance includes phrases like "police looking for man", "missing woman and baby", and "missing woman and man". She also did not show up for her scheduled college classes near the Virginia Beach Town Center.

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