Missing Since: 02/14/00
Missing from: Shelby, North Carolina
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 08/05/90
Age at disappearance: 9
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Characteristics: May wear her hair in pigtails.
Clothing: Believed to be wearing a white shirt, white jeans,
white shoes and may be carrying a purse with Tweety Bird on it.
Details of Disappearance
Degree resided with her family in an apartment on Oakcrest Street in Shelby, North Carolina in 2000. She was last seen inside her home at approximately 2:30 a.m. on February 14, 2000. By dawn, her parents were unable to locate her anywhere in the house. At 4:00 a.m., she was seen by motorists walking along North Carolina Highway 18 in Shelby, North Carolina.
In August 2001, a book bag bearing Asha’s name and phone number was discovered along NC 18, the same highway where she was last seen. A pair of men’s khaki pants and bones thought to belong to an animal also were retrieved from the search.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office
Asha Degree was nine years old when she walked out of her home near Shelby in the early morning hours of Valentine’s Day, 2000. Motorists saw the young girl walking highway 18 at 4 a.m., but she was never to be seen again.
If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons using the contact form below or contact Cue Center at (910) 343-1131 24 hour tipline (910) 232-1687.
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