SHELBY, N.C. -- Investigators are continuing to follow leads 13 years after a Shelby girl disappeared.
On Feb. 14, 2000, 9-year-old Asha Degree left her home in Shelby in the middle of the night and disappeared. Her family last saw her asleep in her bedroom around 2:30 a.m., investigators said. Her parents reported her missing by 6:30 a.m.
More than a year later, Asha's book bag was discovered buried along North Carolina 18 in Burke County.
Investigators have released an age-progressed photo of what Asha would look like at the age of 19.
The FBI, which is investigating the case along with the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of
Investigation, is asking the public to report any information that could help find Asha. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call FBI Charlotte at 704-672-6100 or the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office at 704-484-4787.