FBI Norfolk
Public Affairs Specialist Christina Pullen
(757) 609-2687
September 27, 2017

Blimpie Matches $10,000 Reward for Missing Student in Virginia Beach

SCOTTSDALE, AZ—(Sept. 27, 2017) – Blimpie® (www.Blimpie.com) has announced it is working with the FBI and local Virginia Beach, VA authorities in an effort to find Ashanti Billie, an employee of the sub shop, who has been missing for more than a week. Blimpie has offered to match the FBI’s $10,000 reward for information that will lead to finding Billie.

“We are very concerned about the disappearance of Ashanti Billie and we are working with the authorities to help find her and bring her home safely,” said Jeff Wallace, vice president of operations for Blimpie. “We are here to help support Ashanti’s family during this difficult time.”

Billie is an employee at Blimpie located on the Joint Expeditionary Base (J.E.B.) Little Creek, a military base in Norfolk, VA. The FBI is heading the investigation into her disappearance and announced Wednesday it is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts. With the contribution from Blimpie, the reward is now at $20,000.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Ashanti, or any information that may be helpful in solving this case, please contact the FBI Norfolk Field Office, (757) 455-0100.

About Blimpie Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Blimpie® serves sub sandwiches prepared with quality ingredients along with delicious soups and salads. Founded in 1964, Blimpie has grown to approximately 325 franchised restaurants across the U.S. and abroad. In 2006, Blimpie became part of Kahala Brands™, one of the fastest growing franchising companies in the world with a portfolio of 22 quick-service restaurant brands and approximately 2900 locations in 28 countries. For more information about Blimpie visit www.Blimpie.com. For more information about Kahala Brands, please visit www.KahalaBrands.com.