Cleveland County Sheriff, investigators remain committed to case 20 years after Asha Degree’s disappearance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A total of 20 years have passed since someone last saw Asha Degree. The 9-year-old is believed to have left her Cleveland County home in the early hours of the morning. She was last spotted walking along Highway 18.

In 2015, the case was re-examined from top to bottom with the sheriff’s office teaming up with the FBI and North Carolina SBI.

“I’m not crazy enough to think that a 9-year-old could disappear into thin air,” Asha Degree’s mother, Iquilla Degree, told the FBI in a video they shared Friday.