10 years since Asha Degree's disappearance

Published: Feb. 10, 2010 at 4:37 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 10, 2010 at 4:33 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - This Valentine's Day marks the tenth anniversary of one of the most high-profile and mysterious missing person cases in our area.

We sent Anchor Molly Grantham to the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office to see where things stand.

She went through the books of evidence with Captain Bobby Steen, who says he gets two to three tips a week.  He says many come from inmates.

He estimates that he has visited close to 20 states over the past 10 years, simply following up on legitimate-sounding tips from prisoners.

Sometimes, they help eliminate theories or suspects, but none have ever broken the case open.

"A month or so ago, we went to Mississippi," said Steen.  "A guy said he had some information on the Asha Degree case.  He was in prison there, but was from Shelby.  Turned out he was just looking for a way out of jail.  That ends up being the case with most of those kinds of tips."

Wednesday night at 11 p.m., Molly will have a full report on the details of this case, including never before heard information.  She also sits down with Asha's mother, Iquilla Degree.