Message on dollar bill says missing Mikelle Biggs is alive

Mikelle Biggs
Mikelle Biggs

Missing Person Arizona Mikelle Biggs

November 19, 2018

People Magazine did an episode on Mikelle Biggs and brought up a possible new suspect in her disappearance.  Dee Blalock was named a prime suspect in Mikelle’s abduction and presumed murder, by investigators.  Blalock had a alibi for his whereabouts when Mikelle went missing, from his wife, but after he was charged for beating and sexually assaulting a neighbor, his wife told police she had lied and did not know his whereabouts when Mikelle went missing.  Blalock is now in prison serving a 187 year sentence.

July 23, 2018

The police state that they cannot find any information to tie the dollar bill into the investigation of missing Mikelle. “We didn’t find any information to tie into this investigation,” Detective Steve Berry of the Mesa Police Department told USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. “Over the course of the nine years, so many hands touched it,” Berry said. “We have no idea of where it was or how it got (to Neenah).”

Michelle goes missing

Mikelle Biggs, 11, has been missing since January 2, 1999 from Mesa, Arizona.  Mikelle and Kimber were waiting outside for the ice cream truck to come by.  Kimber went inside to get a jacket, when she came back out, she remembered, ““The sun was setting; it was slightly foggy. The street lights were coming on and my brand new bike was in the road with the tire spinning, I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it,” she told the AZ Family.com. Although the Mesa Police Dept. gathered evidence and according to them 10,000 tips, Mikelle was never found.

 

Message on a Dollar Bill

Then on March 14, 2018, new evidence on the case is found on a dollar bill.  The dollar was given to the police on March 14, 2018 in Neenah, Wisconsin.

Mikelle Biggs
Mikelle Biggs

In the photo you can see the message written on the edges of a 2009 bill.  It reads, “My name is Mikel (sic) Biggs kidnapped From Mesa AZ I’m Alive.”  Authorities note that there is a misspelling of the name, and child-like writing.  Neenah Police Investigator Adam Streubel said it might be a “senseless joke.”

Mikelle Biggs
Mikelle Biggs

There is no doubt the police know that Mikelle was kidnapped, “”It wasn’t somebody that she knew or wanted to be with. She dropped the bike, she was running toward home, she dropped quarters, and it was swift. And somebody grabbed her and, I believe, abducted her in a car and drove away with her,”  said Det. Jerry Gissel in an 2009 interview with ABC News.

The sobering reality of the note, is that there is nothing that can be done about it, even if it is Mikelle sending a message.   “Even if it’s genuine there is no way we can trace it,” Struebal said.

Facebook Page

On the Justice for Mikelle Biggs Facebook page ran by Mikelle’s sister, Kimber reads,

“There is still no conclusive evidence of who did it, and we have never found a body. We had a funeral for her on the 5 year anniversary of her disappearance, but burying an empty casket doesn’t quite give the closure you need. This page is to share her story, share my feelings, an outlet if you may. I am tired of not speaking about her. I am tired of feeling like I can’t bring her up for fear of making someone uncomfortable. I am tired of worrying people think I want attention when I say her name. She deserves a celebration of her life. She deserves to be remembered everyday. Mikelle was a sweet, gentle, brilliant, artistic child. If this helps spread the word again, and find her remains, and give us proper closure, I couldn’t ask for more. At the least, I hope this will help, my family, friends, acquaintances, and even strangers remember her and know her in some way.”

 

Breann Rodriguez, police find possible clues

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Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America and Missing Texas Forty.

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