February 14, 2000
Shelby, North Carolina
ASHA JAQUILLA DEGREE
|Photograph taken at age 9||Photo age-progressed to age 24|
THE DETAILSAsha 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.
REWARDThe 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.
|1973 Lincoln Mark IV||
1973 Ford Thunderbird
The FBI and the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office have received information that someone matching Degree’s description may have been seen getting into a distinctive vehicle along North Carolina Highway 18, where she was last seen. The vehicle is described as an early 1970’s Lincoln Mark IV or possibly a Ford Thunderbird, dark green, with rust around the wheel wells. Photos of what that car may look like are above.