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Case File: Asha Jaquilla Degree 3288DFNC

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Left: Asha (circa 2000) ; Middle: age-progressed to 19 yrs. ; Right: age-progressed to 22yrs.

Asha Jaquilla Degree

  • Case Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Missing Since: February 14, 2000
  • Location Last Seen: Shelby, NC
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: August 5, 1990
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 9
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 4'6"
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 60 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Chicken pox scar in the center of her forehead. She also has pierced ears.
  • Dentals: Available
  • Fingerprints: Available
  • DNA: Available
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Possibly wearing a white t-shirt with a teddy bear, bleached jeans, and white Nike basketball/ tennis shoes, size 3.
  • Additional Personal Items: She may be carrying a Tweety Bird purse.
  • Circumstances of Disappearance

    Asha was last seen by her family sleeping in her bed at approximately 2:30 a.m. on February 14, 2000. At 4:00 a.m., she was seen by motorists walking along North Carolina Highway 18 in Shelby. These were the last confirmed sightings of her. Authorities initially believed Asha left of her own accord. In August of 2001, a contractor found her bookbag approximately 50 yards away from Highway 18, 26 miles from her home. It had been double-bagged in plastic bags. Foul play is suspected.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Cleveland County Sheriff`s Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Detective Pete Hamrick
  • Agency Phone Number: 704-484-4822

  • Agency Case Number: 00081CVC
  • NCMC Case Number: 879788
  • NamUs Case Number: MP #2316
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • GG

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