TROY (WWJ) – The body of a 55-year-old Troy man missing since last month has been found in a cornfield Genesee County.
Troy police said they were just 30 feet from the body of Patrick Mikes Sr. when they suspended a 14-hour search Thursday night, and found it when they resumed Friday morning.
A dozen tracking dogs, four-wheelers, GPS units and over 60 police officers scoured a 20-square-mile area north of Montrose where authorities believe Mikes’ body was dumped by his oldest son.
Troy Police Cpt. Robert Redmond said the search included 17 different police agencies, multiple K-9 units and volunteers.
Patrick Mikes Jr. faces murder charges in the case.
“Family members of the Mikes family have been notified. Troy police technicians are processing the scene as we speak, along with members of the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s office,” Redmond said.
Authorities believe Mikes Sr. was killed during an altercation in his home. His sons said he left on his bike July 27 when they reported him missing two days later.
His bike was found next to his body.
Bond was denied for the younger Mikes on Thursday. Prosecutors say he isn’t talking.