Troy police are looking for information about a missing city man who was last seen Friday biking from his house, where police found evidence of an assault Sunday.
Patrick Joseph Mikes, 55, left his residence in the 2000 block of Homewood Street riding a Cannondale Super 6 road bike with black frame and red handlebars about 5:35 p.m. Friday, Capt. Robert Redmond said at a news conference today.
About 10:50 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a report of a missing person. They found evidence indicating an assault took place at Mikes’ house, but Redmond declined specifics on the evidence.
He said police are trying to determine if the assault is related to Mikes’ disappearance.
Police have a person in custody, but Redmond declined specifics on the person — even the person’s gender. The person is being questioned to possible involvement in the incident. The person has not been charged, Redmond said.
Redmond said Mikes’ two sons, ages 16 and 21, are at the house. He said Mikes’ wife is deceased.
Mikes’ bike has not been found, Redmond said.
Police are seeking information about Mikes’ whereabouts, general bike routes or general routines as well as locations he might frequent.
Redmond said that Mikes would ride 50-60 miles on the weekends.
He said police did not know Mikes’ direction or path when he left his house Friday.
Redmond declined to say if there were any prior problems at the house.
Police also are looking for information about Mikes’ associates; why someone might want to hurt him, or anyone who had recent contact with him.
Redmond said Mikes is an avid bicyclist. He was last seen wearing a yellow shirt and black spandex shorts. He is 6 feet tall, 170 pounds, with short gray hair, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 248