Search for missing Troy father focusing on area near Montrose Township in Genesee County

Police believe Patrick Mikes is dead as no body has been found yet

MONTROSE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - The continuing search for a missing Troy father is focusing on areas near Montrose Township in Genesee County.

Police say they believe 55-year-old Patrick Mikes Sr. was killed in his basement in Troy. His sons said he left on his bike July 27 when they reported him missing two days later. A body hasn't been found.

Twenty-one-year-old Patrick Mikes Jr. had earlier been charged with using credit cards belonging to his 16-year-old brother. Police say he was arrested again Wednesday and is expected to appear Thursday in court to face an open murder charge in connection with his father's disappearance.

--Patrick Mikes Jr.

Police say they have DNA blood evidence linking him in the case.

"Investigators are attempting to reconstruct a timeline of Patrick Mikes Jr.'s whereabouts from Friday, July 27 to Sunday morning, July 29  in order to assist in the recovery of the body," Troy police said in a statement last week.

Officers from Southfield, Roseville, Madison Heights and Michigan State Police are all helping in the search. They are fanning out into wooded areas along Vienna Road.

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