TROY, Mich., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The search for a missing Detroit-area accountant has turned up no trace of Patrick Mikes or his body, police said.
Police in Troy, Mich., an affluent city north of Detroit, said cadaver dogs were used Friday to search farmland and the shores of the Flint River, The Detroit News reported Saturday. The search was abandoned after several hours.
Mikes' sons, Patrick Jr., 21, and Andrew, 16, reported him missing last Sunday. They said Mikes, 55, went for a bike ride on July 27, the previous Friday afternoon.
At a news conference Thursday, Troy Police Capt. Bob Redmond said investigators found signs of a "violent altercation" at the family's home, The Herald News of Southgate, Mich., reported. He said that police now believe Mikes is dead and identified the older son as a suspect.
Patrick Jr. was charged with misusing his brother's credit card but has been released on bail.
Redmond said Mikes has not been seen since he left work on July 26 and that his bike helmet and the shoes he normally used for bicycling were in the house, although his bike was missing.
Andrew has been cooperating with detectives and is not a suspect, Redmond said.
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