Search Goes on Three Years Later for Missing Ashburn Mom Bethany Decker

Last seen in her Ashburn apartment in 2011; her car was found in parking lot.

Ashburn mother and student Bethany Decker was last seen Jan. 29, 2011. Courtesy of Loudoun County Sheriff's Office
Ashburn mother and student Bethany Decker was last seen Jan. 29, 2011. Courtesy of Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

A sad anniversary will pass Wednesday, Jan. 29, for friends and family of Bethany Anne Decker have for three years sought answers about her disappearance.

The last person known to have seen her was a person identified at the time as her boyfriend. Decker was a mother and college student preparing to move out of the Ashburn apartment she shared with her boyfriend when she disappeared.

The disappearance followed a trip to see family with her husband, from whom she was separated.

Decker had family in Fredericksburg and in Maryland, but not in Ashburn.  After growing concerned, her grandparents drove to her apartment on Orchard Grass Terrace on Feb. 19, 2011. Upon finding her car, but no sign of their granddaughter they contacted authorities.

There have been no reported signs of Decker since Jan. 29. Her bank accounts, mobile phones and email have remained inactive. She was registered to continue attending classes at George Mason University, but never showed up. Authorities remain confident she did not leave the country.

Decker remains classified as a missing person.

Anyone with information about Decker or the case is asked to contact Detective S. Schochet at 703-777-0475. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919.

Past stories about Decker:

'Disappeared' to Air Show on Missing Mother Bethany Decker

Items Seized in Decker Case, But No Suspects Named

Deputies Search Terrain Near Bethany Decker's Apartment

Clues Sought in Case of Missing Ashburn Woman

Missing Ashburn Woman’s Family Still Searching

Bethany Decker Still Missing After 2 Years

Ashburn Mother Bethany Decker Remains Missing One Year Later

Four Months Later, Ashburn Woman Still Missing

Rephunzel Bowling January 28, 2014 at 12:43 PM
I watched the I.D.Channel about her story. Why wasn't the boyfriend questioned or his apartment checked out? I think he did it.
Michael Harkins May 27, 2014 at 02:02 PM
They did search and question him.. He is the only real suspect in the case, and imo he is the most obvious suspect to cause Bethany's disappearance.


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