Bethany Decker


Name: Bethany Anne Decker
Age: 21 years old
Location: Ashburn, Virginia
Last seen: January 29, 2011
Status: Missing


Physical Description

Bethany Decker is a caucasian female with brown hair and brown eyes, she is 4’1 tall and weighs 130lbs.


She has her ears pierced and has a small tattoo on her left ankle.


Bethany Decker was born on May 3rd, 1989 as Bethany Littlejohn, in Fredricksburg, Virginia.

Bethany graduated from Stafford High school and went to attend George Mason University, in Fairfax, with a major in Global and Economic Change.


Spring 2009, Bethany was pregnant at the age of 19 with partner Emile Decker, who she soon married later.

The couple’s son would stay with Bethany’s parents in Columbia, Maryland, as Emile was often deployed overseas as an Amry National Guardsman, while Bethany attended classes for her final semester at university.

While attending university, she also worked full time as a waitress at a restaurant called ‘Carrabba’s Italian Grill’, in Centreville, Virginia.

While Bethany’s husband was deployed in Afghanistan, she became romantically involved with Ronald Roldan, who she met at work.

In September 2010, Bethany moved in with Ronald in the Orchard Grass Terrace apartment complex in Ashburn, Virginia. Not long after, Ronald became abusive and controlling and Bethany’s family urged her to leave the relationship.

Bethany was 5 months pregnant when she went missing. Ronald is believed to be the father of her unborn son.


On January 28th, 2011, Bethany and Emile spend the night at her grandparents’ house, after coming back from a week-long vacation in Hawaii, where they tried to work out their marriage.

The following morning, January 29th, 2011, Bethany went back to the apartment. Her phone records show that she made a call to her employer at 2:08 pm to confirm her schedule for the week.

Bethany Decker has not been heard from or seen since.

On February 2, 2011, Emile’s month-long leave had come to an end and he had to return to Afghanistan. However, Bethany wasn’t at the airport to send him off.

After her family repeatedly tried to contact her and her friends realized someone was impersonating her on Facebook, They reported her missing on February 19, 2011, to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.


Bethany Decker had all her personal belongings behind, including her passport and clothes. Investigators found no activity on her bank accounts, cell phone, or email since January 29th, the day she returned home from her grandparent’s house.

Her Hyundai car was found parked in the parking lot of the apartment complex. The state of the car was noticeably dusty and one of the tires was flat.

Ronald Roldan was brought in for questioning. He claimed that the last time he saw Bethany was on the afternoon of January 29, 2011. She reportedly left the apartment without saying where she was going or when she’d be returning while he was occupied in the kitchen.


In March 2015, Roldan was charged with attempted murder after a domestic violence attack on girlfriend Vickey Willoughby in her home of Pinehurst, North Carolina on November 12, 2014.

Ronald has shot Vickey three times in the head and leg. She subsequently survived the gunshots but lost an eye.


In May 2016, Ronald Roldan pleaded guilty to two reduced charges, a felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and a felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury.

Ronald was sentenced to six to eight years in a North Carolina prison and was expected to be deported to his native country of Bolivia after his release in November 2020.

On November 9, 2020, Ronald Roldan was indicted by a grand jury in Loudoun County, Virginia for the abduction of Bethany Decker and an additional charge of second-degree murder in December 2020.

Bethany Decker’s remains have not yet been found, investigators have not said if they had found any forensic evidence in the case.

Contact Information

If you have any information on the disappearance of Bethany Anne Decker please contact the Loudoun County’s Sheriff’s office at 703-777-0445.


Resources and Further Information

Help Find Bethany Littlejohn Decker Facebook page

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Investigation Discovery: Disappeared – Season 6 Episode 2 “The Soldier’s Wife”

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