Asha Degree went missing from her home on February 14, 2000. She was only nine years old at the time of her disappearance. She lived in Shelby, North Carolina with her parents, Iquilla and Harold Degree. Asha also had a younger brother named O’Bryant. Asha was a very sheltered young girl. The police think Asha ran away from home with the help of someone she knew. There were several eyewitness sightings of Asha along Highway 18. She has not been seen since.
Very few clues have surfaced in the last 18 years but the family still holds out hope that Asha will come home to them. Every year the family holds an annual walk to keep Asha’s case alive in the media. If you have any information on Asha’s disappearance please call The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department at 704-484-4822. There is a $45,000 reward for the information leading to the person or persons involved in Asha’s disappearance.
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