TROY, Mich. (WXYZ) - Sources tell 7 Action News that bond has been posted for 21-year-old Patrick Mikes Jr.
Troy Police are calling Mikes Jr . a suspect in his father's murder. And investigators say they have surveillance video of the Notre Dame student buying cleaning supplies at a local store Friday evening.
Police believe 55-year-old Patrick Mikes Sr. was killed in the basement of the family's Troy home where they've discovered evidence of what's being described as a "violent encounter."
Late Sunday morning, Mikes Jr. reported his father missing and claimed he last saw him late Friday afternoon leaving for a ride on his bicycle.
Police say Patrick Mikes Sr. was an avid bicyclist who never would have gone for a ride without his helmet. They found the helmet in the garage and his special biking shoes were found in the house.
Mikes' black and red Cannondale Super 6 road bicycle has not been found..
Investigators have also seized two vehicles from the Mikes' house on Homewood Street.
Earlier this week, Mikes Jr. was taken into police custody as a suspect in his father's reported disappearance. He's now been charged with credit card fraud for allegedly stealing money from his 16-year-old brother Andrew.
Police say after being questioned, Andrew realized that the last time he saw his father alive was Thursday evening. Mikes never showed up for work on Friday.
The investigation is ongoing.
Troy police are asking for help from anyone who has any information to contact them at at (248) 524-3477.
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