In These States, Missing Persons Cases Are Piling Up

2. Arizona

Arizona-Missing-Mikelle-Biggs It’s been 18 years since she went missing. | Jackee Coe via Twitter

  • Number of reported missing persons: 2,000
  • An 11-year-girl vanished while waiting for the ice cream truck and is still missing 18 years later.

Arizona joins Alaska as having more than 10 open missing persons cases per 100,000 people. The state even has an annual Missing in Arizona Day to try and help families desperately looking to find their loved ones.

One particularly troubling, longstanding Arizona case is that of Mikelle Biggs, who disappeared at the age of 11 on Jan. 2, 1999 while waiting for the ice cream truck. The hazel-eyed, blond-haired girl could hear the truck’s music and eagerly awaited its arrival so she could buy her favorite gumball popsicle. She waited while riding her 9-year-old sister Kimber’s bicycle in circles at her

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