Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Biggs was last seen riding her bicycle near her family's residence in Mesa, Arizona on January 2, 1999. Biggs and her younger sister thought they heard an ice cream truck's music in the distance and asked their mother for money. Biggs and her sister waited for the truck near Toltec Street and El Moro Avenue at approximately 5:50 p.m. Her sister became cold and returned to the family's home for a coat. Their mother sent her back for Biggs, but she had disappeared. Biggs's bicycle and her two quarters were found near the street where she had been standing. The bicycle was not at the corner, but partially back towards the house. Biggs has never been seen again.
Authorities searched the entire area near Biggs's family's home, but no evidence pertaining to her whereabouts was found. Authorities were unable to confirm if an ice cream truck was in the area at the time of her disappearance, but all ice cream vendors in the area were cleared of involvement in Biggs's case. Known sex offenders in the vicinity were also cleared of any connection to Biggs.
Investigators have released sketches of two possible suspects in Biggs's disappearance. Both images are posted below this case summary. The sketches are not being widely publicized since authorities are not certain if the men are connected to her case.
On the fifth anniversary of Biggs's disappearance, her family held a funeral for her with an empty casket. Her family now lives in Gilbert, Arizona; they believe Biggs was murdered.
Biggs is described an intelligent, artistic, sociable person and an honor student. She played the clarinet and was a member of her school's student council at the time of her disappearance. She wanted to become an animator when she grew up. Her favorite color is purple and she has two younger sisters and a younger brother.
Above: Sketches of possible suspects in Biggs' disappearance
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Mesa Police Department
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
Child Protection Education Of America
The Polly Klaas Foundation
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