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.