In the early morning hours of Valentine's Day 2000, 9 year old Asha would slip out quietly from her family home with her book bag, locking the door behind her. She would brave the dark and stormy weather, walking nearly 2 miles from her home down highway 18, where she was last seen by motorists.
Candy wrappers, a hair clip and other belongings were found in a nearby shed. A year later her backpack would be unearthed by a construction worker. It was clear that someone had disposed of the bag on purpose, as it was wrapped in plastic. Why did Asha leave her home? Was she running away because of a basketball team loss? Or had a predator groomed her?