VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The family of Ashanti Billie made a statement Monday evening outside of the Art Institute of Virginia Beach about what's next for their family.
Ashanti's parents told News 3 they are working to create The Ashanti Foundation, which will be part of a scholarship fund for culinary arts students and a way to remember other missing people.
Ashanti Billie was a student at the Art Institute of Virginia Beach. She moved to the Resort City from Maryland in August to enroll at the school. A spokesperson for the campus tells News 3 there are resources available to students who may be suffering from the tragic news of Ashanti's death. They released this following statement to News 3 on Monday.
"The Art Institute of Virginia Beach is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of student, Ashanti Billie. Our heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences are extended to Ashanti’s family and friends."
According to FBI officials, no one has been arrested in Ashanti's death. Her body was found behind a church in North Carolina over the weekend.