North American Missing Persons Network
Mikelle Diane Biggs

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Left & Center: Biggs, circa 1999 Right: age-progressed to 25 years

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 2, 1999 from Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 31, 1987
  • Age: 11
  • Height: 4'8"
  • Weight: 85 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Biggs's upper front teeth
    are prominent. Pierced ears. Several moles on the left side
    of neck. Her hair had been permed and was growing out.
  • Clothing: She was wearing a red t-shirt with her elementary
    school's name, Lindbergh (sometimes spelled Lindburg), imprinted
    on the front, bell-bottom jeans with embroidered seams on the sides
    of both of the pant legs and white canvas shoes.
  • Jewelry: May have been wearing earrings.
  • NCIC Number: M-180889479
  • Case Number: 99-0020540; NCMC858245

  • 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.

    Possible Suspect 1 Possible Suspect 2
    Above: Sketches of possible suspects in Biggs' disappearance

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Mesa Police Department
    (480) 644-2211

    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education Of America
    The Polly Klaas Foundation
    America's Most Wanted
    Arizona Central
    Unsolved in the News