Early Morning: School is closed for 3-day President’s Day holiday weekend.
Harold and Iquilla have to work, so the Asha & O'Bryant spend the day at an aunt’s house and at basketball practice at the school.
Evening: Asha and her brother play in the first basketball matches of the seasons
Asha is upset when her team loses and she fouls out, but she seems to recover and watches her brother’s game.
Sibling of Victim
Evening: The children spend the day with family, going to church. Harold works a split shift, his second shift starts in the afternoon.
Parent of Victim
Evening: Power goes out from storm
11:30pm: Harold comes back from work.
Some reports say Asha was still up when he got home, possibly because she was cold after the power went out. It’s unclear as to whether Asha DID go to bed at 8pm and then got up again to wait for her dad to get home, or if she didn’t go to bed at all until Harold got home.
12:30am: Harold leaves the house again to buy Valentine’s Day chocolates
2:30am: Harold checks on Asha & O"Bryant
Overnight: Motorist spots Asha on Hwy 18
Asha is seen by several drivers walking south along Highway 18, approximately a mile from her home. The weather is very bad; it’s cold and raining heavily but Asha is not wearing a coat, hat, scarf or gloves. One concerned driver turns to go past her three times, but it seems Asha gets spooked before he can approach her and she runs into the wooded area that lines the highway.
4:15am: Motorist spots Asha on Hwy 18
5:45am: Iquilla's alarm goes off to wake -up
Early Morning: Iquilla goes to wake O'Bryant & Asha for school
Early Morning: Police arrive at Degree home
Sweet wrappers, a pencil, a marker and a Mickey Mouse hairclip identified as belonging to Asha are found in a shed along the highway at about the same location where Asha was seen running into the woods by the driver.
Acting on a tip off from a man in prison, investigators conduct an excavation search at the corner of Shelby and Rube Spangler Roads near Lawndale, South Carolina. They found bones, which turned out to belong to an animal. They also find a pair of men’s khaki trousers.
Asha’s backpack is found by construction workers on a site 26 miles north of where she had last been seen. The bag is wrapped in rubbish sacks and has her name and telephone number written inside it.
New investigators looking into Asha’s case find a tip given back in 2000, a sighting of Asha getting into a 1970’s Lincoln Mark IV or a Ford Thunderbird. There were two other people in the car.