Monday, July 03, 2017

Mystery Monday: Mikelle Biggs

It's Monday, which means it's time for another...



It sounded like an ice cream truck, off in the distance. The 11-year-old girl and her sister Kimber perked up. They asked their mom if they could have money for ice cream. What mom can deny that?


Image source: ABC News

They waited outside their house, but it was January and Kimber was cold. She finally gave up and went inside. Her mom told her to go get her sister. Kimber walked outside and didn't see her. Her bicycle and ice cream money were found where she'd been standing. The wheels of her bike were still spinning.


Mikelle (left) and Kimber Biggs

That was January 2, 1999. There were no witnesses, no leads. Mikelle just disappeared. In a recreation of the night's events, the police discovered that Mikelle was likely alone for less than two minutes. The perpetrator acted quickly.



Mikelle's bike wasn't exactly where she'd been standing. It was instead part of the way back toward her house. Police dogs tracked her scent to only a few feet from her bicycle, implying she was placed in a vehicle and taken from the scene.



Although police couldn't confirm whether an ice cream truck was present that night, they did question and clear all ice cream vendors in the area at the time.



There have been several false leads, but no suspect has been arrested. Mikelle's father believes a convicted sex offender was responsible, but he denies any involvement.



On the fifth anniversary of Mikelle's disappearance, her family held a funeral for her with an empty casket. They believe she's no longer alive and that whoever took her killed her soon after abducting her. Below is an age-progressed photo of her to age 14.



This is a photo of how she might have looked at age 25.



What do you think happened to Mikelle Biggs?

16 comments:

  1. The car had to be parked really close and the moment the other girl left, the kidnappers acted. I'd say two of them since it happened so fast. Really sad.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This reminds me of the William Tyrell case, where he was gone in a matter of seconds. It can be a crime of opportunity, but it is possible that the predator had been watching for a while.

      Delete
  2. OMG, what a sad story. It breaks my heart as a mom to hear it. Can't leave your kids alone for a minute.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And people think things "used to be" so much safer. I'm finding SO many cases of children who were abducted back in the days when they were allowed to roam the neighborhood freely.

      Delete
  3. The perpetrator probably knew the girls, lured them outside with the music, grabbed the one girl when the opportunity arose and took off. My feeling also, is that she did not live for long after the abduction. Poor little soul and her poor family all this time with no closure.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Three hours, statistically speaking. Sadly, most kids who are abducted are killed within three hours...especially in a situation where it's a stranger abduction.

      Delete
  4. That is heart breaking, and wonder what happened to her, probably killed like the others. Its amazing how fast people can be abducted and never heard from again.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is pretty scary. Sadly, it looks like we'll probably never know for sure.

      Delete
  5. Another new one to me. Very sad, too.

    ReplyDelete
  6. These girls were being watched for quite a while and I think the predator or predators had a recording of an ice cream truck to lure them. I think there was more than one predator because for the girl to be taken so quickly, one had to be at the steering wheel and the other had to jump out and grab the girl. I have no idea if she has been killed or is just living as a slave. It is just horrible either way so very sad

    ReplyDelete
  7. I don't know what to say except that some people do not deserve to be called human. Poor kids.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Ice cream trucks in January? Here in Jacksonville, Florida, we don't even have ice cream trucks during January.

    Love,
    Janie

    ReplyDelete
  9. I agree that ice-cream trucks in January are very strange for most places. Such a sad and tragic story!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Where did this take place? Certainly not in any northern state. Ice cream trucks in January?

    ReplyDelete
  11. I have no idea, but I hope her family is wrong. :-/

    Anna from elements of emaginette

    ReplyDelete