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The Disappearance of Asha Degree

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In the early morning hours of February 14, 2000, 9 year old Asha Degree vanished from her Shelby, North Carolina home. 20 years later, she has never been found.  The night of February 13th, was a normal night until the power went out from a car wreck nearby their home. Iquilla, Asha's mother, woke up before six that morning to give Asha and her brother, O'Bryant, a bath. Normally this would have occurred the night before but the power outage changed plans. When she went to wake the children, she saw that Asha was not in her bed. She frantically searched the house and the family car but could not find Asha. Iquilla woke her husband, Harold, who suggested that she may have went to her grandmother's house across the street. Asha was not there. That is when panic full set in for her parents. Police arrived at the degree home by 6:30am with K-9's in tow. The dogs were not able to pick up on her scent. By 7am, the whole neighborhood had been awakened by the calls for Asha. Ma