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    February 14, 2000
    Shelby, North Carolina

    REWARD: The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Asha Degree's disappearance.

    Asha Jaquilla Degree has been missing from her home in Shelby, North Carolina, since February 14, 2000. Family members last saw her asleep in her bedroom at approximately 2:30 am. At 4:00 am, she was seen by drivers walking along North Carolina Highway 18 in Shelby, North Carolina. She was reported missing by her parents by 6:30 am. More than a year later, Asha's book bag was discovered buried along North Carolina 18 in Burke County. FBI Charlotte is investigating in partnership with the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

    Date(s) of Birth Used: August 5, 1990 Hair: Black
    Place of Birth: Shelby, North Carolina Eyes: Brown
    Height: 4'6" (at time of disappearance)
    Weight: 60 pounds (at time of disappearance) Sex: Female
    Race: Black
    Photo age-progressed to age 24