Troy Missing Man Case Now Murder Investigation

TROY (WWJ) – Police now believe that 55-year-old Troy man, missing since Friday, was murdered.

Investigators, along with the Oakland County medical examiner’s office, said that, based on evidence found in Patrick Mikes’ home, they have concluded that this is a homicide investigation.

Troy police commander Robert Redmond said Mikes went missing following a violent encounter in the basement.

“It is believed it is highly unlikely for someone to survive based on the evidence that was recovered,” Redmond told reporters Thursday.

Redmond said police do not believe that Mikes went for a bicycle ride last Friday night, as they were told by his sons.

Mikes did not show up for work Friday morning, and his helmet and bike shoes were found in the home by police.

In addition, Mikes’ oldest son, 21-year-old Patrick Mikes Jr., was seen on store surveillance footage buying cleaning supplies.

Although he is charged only with using his teenage brother’s credit card, the younger Mikes was arrested and is considered a suspect in his father’s disappearance.

Mikes Jr. was in court on Wednesday in that fraud case and is now being held in the Oakland County Jail as police continue their investigation.

He was home on break from the University of Notre Dame.

Police said Mikes’ other son is not a suspect.

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