Father of Mikelle Biggs talks about his daughter's disappearance

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by Stella Inger

azfamily.com

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Updated Thursday, May 9 at 12:33 PM

MESA, Ariz. -- It's a story that rocked Arizona 14 years ago when 11-year-old Mikelle Biggs vanished from her Mesa neighborhood. After so many years, she remains missing.

Her father, Darien Biggs, said he's convinced he knows who kidnapped and murdered his daughter but still holds on to a glimmer of hope after what happened in Ohio.

"I'm always amazed that something like that can end that way. I'm very grateful it did and very happy for them," said Biggs, speaking of the three kidnapped women who were found alive in Cleveland.

Biggs said he doesn't have much hope that his daughter will ever come back because he believes a sexual offender living in their neighborhood at the time killed Mikelle. He's spending life behind bars for another crime.

"There's a little tiny part that hopes that someday she'll knock on my door and there will be my 26-year-old Mikelle, instead of the 11-year-old Mikelle. Do I really believe it's going to happen? No," Biggs said.

In 2004, the fifth anniversary of Mikelle's disappearance, the family finally held a funeral. Biggs said the pain was too much to handle and he needed some sort of closure.

In the meantime, Biggs has this message for the suspects in the alleged kidnapping case in Ohio.

"I don't consider them human. I think they should be executed without delay. I have no more regard for them than I do for a spider on the sidewalk," Biggs said.

Mesa police would not comment on the case as the investigation continues.



 

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