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?
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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?