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Clue or hoax? Dollar bill revives interest in girl's 1999 disappearance

"I'm alive," the note purportedly from a missing girl says.

What's happening?

A curious finding in Neenah, Wisconsin after a dollar bill was handed in to police featuring a note purportedly from a girl who went missing in 1999.

The written note says: "My name is Mikel Biggs kidnapped from Mesa AZ I'm alive."

You can see the note above, sent to Bring Me The News by the Neenah Police Department.

It's revived interest in a cold case

While the authenticity of the note is seriously doubted, it's nonetheless being followed up by police in Arizona who are investigating the cold case of Mikelle Biggs, who vanished in 1999 in Mesa while waiting for an ice-cream truck.

The reason why it's doubted? Mainly because it misspells Biggs' name, with Neenah Police investigator Adam Streubel telling the Arizona Republic its authenticity is questionable.

The note appears to be written in child's handwriting, the newspaper notes, but the bill went into circulation in 2009, a decade after her disappearance when she would have been 19 years old.

Streubel told the newspaper it could be that the note was a "senseless joke."

Nonetheless it's given those searching for Biggs another avenue to explore, with Justice for Mikelle Biggs posting on Facebook: "Not sure what to think. I'm honestly numb."

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