The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office has released new clues in a heartbreaking case of a missing little girl dating back to February 2000.
Asha Degree was just 9-years-old when she disappeared from her home in Shelby, North Carolina on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2000.
Since that day, the Sheriff's Office, the FBI and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation have followed hundreds of leads in an attempt to find her.
Now, the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office is asking everyone in the community to help with two new possible clues in this case.
The Sheriff's Office investigative team said they discovered two new items of interest that could possibly provide new leads about Asha'a disappearance.
The first possible clue is a library book written by Dr. Seuss titled, 'McElligot's Pool.' Investigators said library records do not go back to the year 2000 and they're looking for anyone who may have had this book around the time she went missing.
The second item of interest is a New Kids on the Block concert t-shirt. Anyone who thinks they may have had a t-shirt like the one the Sheriff's Office is displaying, or knows someone who may have owned one, should contact the Sheriff's Office.
Anyone with information regarding Asha's disappearance is asked to contact the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office at (704) 484-4822.