Above Images: Left and Center: Degree, circa 2000
Right; AP to age 24
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: February 14, 2000 from Shelby, North Carolina
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: August 5, 1990
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.
NCIC Number: M-270507734
Case Number: NCMC879788
Details of Disappearance
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.
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.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Cleveland County Sheriff's Office
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
Child Protection Education of America, Inc.