TROY, Mich., (WXYZ) - Troy Police have resumed their search Thursday morning for Patrick Mikes Sr. in Montrose Township.
Meanwhile, Patrick Mikes Jr. was arraigned on open murder charges in connection with his father’s disappearance.
Authorities say the northern Genesee County search continued today with the help of police officers, canine units and volunteers.
The search includes a 25-square mile area and spreads into Saginaw County.
Action News followed one search team which included Craig Fitzpatrick, a SWAT member of the Troy Police Department along with Ashley Smith, a K9 officer with the Southfield Police Department.
"Looking for disturbances in the ground," said Fitzpatrick. "Anything that would indicate to us that maybe something was dragged."
Two area farmers say they saw an Infinity in the area which looked out of place in this rural area. Police will not say if Mikes Jr. used the Infinity to dump his father's body.
Last Friday crews searched the Flint River and although they came up empty-handed, police believe they were close.
Cell phone pings reportedly led police to the area.
Wednesday night police held a press conference to announce the arrest of 21-year-old Patrick Mikes Jr.
“We have met the burden, the extremely high burden that the prosecutor’s office has set for us to meet in order to get that warrant,” said Troy Police Captain Robert Redmond. “I am confident, as they are confident that Mr. Mikes was killed by his son.”
Police say DNA tests show that the massive amount of blood found in the family’s basement after Mikes Senior was reported missing, belonged to both he and his son.
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