Asha Jaquilla Degree

Suspicious CircumstancesCold Case
Asha Jaquilla Degree
Asha Jaquilla Degree
Asha Jaquilla Degree
Asha Jaquilla Degree

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Asha Jaquilla Degree

Missing from
Shelby, North Carolina - USA
Case Entered
  August 23, 2021
   Cold Case
Current Classification
  Suspicious Circumstances
Source of Record
Last Updated
   September 15, 2023
Verification Status

Physical Description

Age When Reported Missing
Age As of Today
  Black or African American
Hair Color
Eye Color
  Unknown To
  Unknown To
  Last Seen Wearing
Asha Jaquilla Degree was reportedly wearing a white night shirt with a teddy bear and acid wash jeans the night of her disappearance. Degree may have been wearing white Nike basketball/tennis shoes, size 3, and carrying a Tweety bird purse and a black backpack. The purse was found in a trash bag, with her house key missing, and no pictures.
  Distinct Features
Asha Jaquilla Degree's ears were pierced, and she had a chicken pox scar in the center of her forehead.
  Medical Alert

Details of Disappearance

Asha Jaquilla Degree was last seen by family or friends on February 14, 2000.

According to open source information, Asha Jaquilla Degree was last seen by her family on 02/14/2000. Degree was reportedly sleeping in her bed at approximately 2:30 a.m. 

At 4:00 a.m., Degree was seen by motorists walking along North Carolina Highway 18 in Shelby, North Carolina. More than a year later, Degree's book bag was discovered and buried along North Carolina 18 in Burke County.

***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.***

Who to contact!
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Asha Jaquilla Degree, you are encouraged to contact the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office at (704) 484-4822, ask for Tim Adams, Detective. Be sure to have the case number 000081CVC available as you will need it.

Additional Case Numbers


FBI Information

FBI Field Office Division
(704) 672-6100

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