Approaching 24 years since the disappearance of 9-year-old Asha Degree

CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Wednesday, February 14, will be the 24th anniversary of the disappearance of then-9-year-old Asha Degree.

Asha Degree was last seen walking along Highway 18 on February 14, 2000. What happened to her is a mystery that has puzzled Cleveland County deputies.

Since that day, the Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation have followed hundreds of leads in an attempt to find her.

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Her book bag was discovered after she went missing at a construction site, about 30 miles away in Burke County, but there were no signs of her.

There is a combined reward of up to $45,000 for information to find her.

Anyone with information regarding Asha’s disappearance is asked to contact the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office at 704-484-4822 or the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

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