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9-Year-Old Girl Missing
Hours of searching reveal little


Transcript of 911 Call for Missing Girl


Family and Friends Pray for Girl’s Safe Return


Town Rallies Around Missing Nine-Year-Old


Authorities Try to Determine Why Asha Would Run Away


Girl Still Missing

Searches by ground, air turn up nothing


Family, Friends Offer Their Support

Iquilla’s interview with Jet Magazine recalling the early hours of Feb. 14, 2000:

Plea Goes Nationwide

Asha’s Parents Appear on Montel Williams’ Show


Book Bag Found in Burke County Sent to FBI for Analysis:


Asha’s Name and Number was in the Book Bag:


Discovery of book bag is biggest break in Asha case:


Friends, Family Await Word from Crime Lab on Book Bag Found Friday in Burke County:

 The Latest Walk for Asha Degree: The Shelby Star 2/2015

Annual Walk for Asha Degree

The Shelby Star 02/2016

The Shelby Star & Finding Asha Degree; 02/14/2016

SBI Search For Possible Remains Of Asha Degree 

Info on Wet/Cold Hypothermia: Health System University of Michigan

Special Thanks to: 

The Doe Network

NAMUS–National Missing & Unidentified Persons System

The Charley Project

Search for ASHA in Photos Shelby Star

Sources to Contact:

Shelby Police Department

311 South Lafayette Street

Shelby, NC

Mailing Address: PO Box 207

Shelby, NC 28151

Non-Emergency Phone: (704) 484-6845. Fax: (704) 484-6815

 Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office at (704) 484-4888


 FBI Charlotte at (704) 672-6100

7915 Microsoft Way Charlotte, NC 28273



 Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office at (704) 484-4888

NOTE: If, for any reason you are not comfortable addressing law enforcement, I can relay your

concerns for you. Be reminded, your information is important and appreciated–no matter how small you may believe it is.

My email:



  1. Hi says:

    please look into this:

    The image is only a COMPOSITE, but looks very similar to Asha.


  2. Janie says:

    Has anyone considered Irvine County Jane Doe as a possible march for Asha? They do have Doe’s DNA:

    This case haunts me and I hope the Degree family finds their little girl…


    • I did check into that case a few years ago and called the Irvine authorities, sending Asha’s info to them to look into but they obviously didn’t think it was a match since that case is still up. But thanks so much for your concern! We need all the input we can get to solve Asha’s case.


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