Billie Jean Hall, age 24, disappeared after leaving her Maryland home en route to Florida. She was last seen on March 3, 1985.
Billie Jean and a friend left their home town in Jessup, Maryland on February 28, 1985. They were traveling in a camper – some sites state it was a Nissan/Datsun, while others state it was a 1984 Marago camper. They were headed to ‘Bike Week’ in Daytona Beach, FL.
According to a friend of the Hall family, Billie Jean and her companion met a man named Aubrey in Virginia, and they traveled to Brunswick Georgia. Billie Jean’s companion had a disagreement with Aubrey, and returned to Maryland on March 3.
Although it is not known whether Billie made it to Daytona Beach, it is worth noting that her credit cards were used extensively in Florida – although not by her, but by a male.
Billie’s camper was later found in Aubrey’s possession in Cameron, OK. He was questioned, and stated that he and Billie had gone to Daytona Beach, where Billie had gone off with someone else. He stated that when Billie never returned, he took the camper. Aubrey was charged with stealing the vehicle.
I do not know if Billie Jean’s companion was male or female, but can only imagine that he or she was not too pleased about the idea of this man they’d just met traveling with them to Florida. I assume that traveling with them to Florida was his intent, based on the fact that he (with or without Billie) did end up in Florida, with Billie’s credit cards. Aubrey claimed he’d been with her in Florida as well.
It’s worth noting that Billie Jean had suffered some brain damage, along with other major injuries, as a result of a prior traffic accident. I’ve seen no mention of symptoms, however, it’s possible that her judgment was impaired.
Did Billie Jean ever leave Georgia? Were there ANY credit card transactions in Florida that were confirmed to be Billie herself? Was the male that was using her credit cards ever identified?
Where in Brunswick, GA was Billie last seen? In her camper? In a house? A park? A gas station?
When the camper was found, were any of Billie’s personal belongings found inside? Anything notable on the bed? Any sign of a struggle? Was there any indication of how long the camper had been in Cameron, Oklahoma, a town of 300 people?
Due to the extensive injuries Billie had sustained in her auto accident, I’m confident that her remains have not been recovered. A metal plate in her skull, for instance, would stand out.
I’m looking at requesting a copy of the court records for the auto theft charge, to see if it provides any additional clues. It will be a challenge, though – Cameron, OK is a tiny little town of 300 people, their public offices don’t even have websites.
Orlando Sentinel (PPV)