N.C. woman says she can implicate boyfriend in Bethany Decker disappearance

WASHINGTON — There might be a new development in the disappearance of Bethany Decker, who vanished from her Ashburn, Virginia apartment in January 2011.

The 21-year-old student at George Mason University was five months pregnant with her second child at the time. She was married to a soldier overseas in Afghanistan, but became romantically involved with Ronald Roldan back at home. Roldan became a person of interest in Decker’s disappearance but was never charged.

Now, Roldan’s girlfriend, Vickey Willoughby, tells DailyMail.com that she knows things that could implicate him in Decker’s disappearance.

Last November, Roldan was arrested and charged with trying to kill Willoughby, shooting her three times while he sat on her in her home in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Willoughby tells The Daily Mail that during one of their arguments, Roldan told her he could “make people disappear.”

Bethany Decker disappeared right after returning from a week with her husband in Hawaii while he was on leave. It was three weeks before she was reported missing.

Roldan is still not described as a suspect in Decker’s disappearance, but Loudoun County Detective Steven Schochet tells The Daily Mail, “There are no other suspects.”

Willoughby will appear on Dr. Phil’s TV program Tuesday to discuss her experience.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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