When a young girl vanishes into a dark and stormy night, investigators are baffled by her disappearance. One of the most mysterious unsolved cases in North Carolina history is explored in this episode of Last Seen Alive.
Asha Degree was 9 years old when she disappeared from her hometown of Shelby, NC, on 02/14/2000.
Asha was a skilled athlete, and went missing just days after her school’s first basketball game of the season.
A billboard highlighting Asha’s disappearance has long been maintained in Shelby.
Asha’s parents, Harold (left) and Iquilla (right) hold a portrait of their missing daughter.
A billboard provides contact information for anyone who has any information about Asha’s disappearance.
An age-progressed image shows what Asha may look like in present day, as an adult. Have you seen this woman?
A copy of this book was found in Asha’s backpack, which was discovered buried in a county adjacent to which Asha disappeared.
This 1990 ‘New Kids on the Block’ t-shirt was found in a backpack belonging to Asha in August, 2001 (>1 year after her disappearance).
Asha may have been seen getting into a car like this one on the night other dissappearance.
Asha may have been seen getting into a car like this one on the night of her disappearance.
Asha Degree was 9 years old when she disappeared from her home during a stormy night in 2000.
4 thoughts on “UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE: ASHA DEGREE”
Wait – your GREAT GRANDMOTHER was into NKOTB? Im confused.
LOL! Sorry if that anecdote was confusing. As far as I know, she wasn’t a fan, but when I was a kid I found a NKOTB puzzle under her couch, and I remember wondering who the heck they were. They were *slightly* before my time–I was a kid during the height of the Backstreet Boys’ and Britney Spears’ popularity. I suspect the puzzle had been lurking under her couch since my infancy. Maybe it was something one of my older second-cousins played with. But to me, it seemed like a relic from a distant time.
Ha, whew. I know I’m old but I legit thought I was losing my mind. Fans of NKOTB were pretty young – like 9 – 13, not teenagers. So if you figure the height of their popularity was around 1990, fans would have been roughly 18 – 23 or so around the time Asha went missing. Which means a kid Asha’s age with older siblings or cousins could very well have such a shirt – I know her family said it wasn’t hers, but your analysis made it sound like the owner of the shirt would have been 30-40 or older at the time, which I think is off.
Yeah, I guess they’re not *quite* ancient history. 🙂
I think it’s totally plausible that the shirt could’ve belonged to the older sibling or cousin of someone Asha’s age, as you suggested. For that matter, maybe I would’ve been familiar with them prior to the couch discovery if I had older siblings (I’m the oldest among mine).