Troy Police: Investigators Now Treating Missing Cyclist Case as Homicide
More than enough evidence was found in the basement of 55-year-old missing Troy cyclist Patrick Joseph Mikes' home for investigators to believe Mikes could not have survived the attack, Troy Police say.
Troy Police announced Thursday afternoon that they are no longer treating the disappearance of Troy cyclist and father Patrick Joseph Mikes as a missing person investigation, but instead as a homicide.
"It is believed that it is highly unlikely for someone to survive based on the evidence that was involved," Troy Police spokesman Capt. Robert Redmond said Thursday afternoon at a press conference in Troy. “Investigators are treating this as a homicide."
He added, “Our efforts have shifted from locating Mr. Mikes to locating his body.”
Mikes was last seen by his 16-year-old son, Andrew Mikes, on Thursday evening, according to Redmond. Mikes did not show up for work Friday, and investigators now believe his 21-year-old son, who is a suspect in his father's disappearance, did not see his father leaving for a bike ride on Friday, as he first reported to police Sunday morning.
“Investigators have also maintained video evidence showing Mikes Jr. purchasing a large quantity of cleaning supplies" on Friday, Redmond said.
Anyone with any information about Mikes is asked to contact Troy police at 248-524-3477.