Michael Golub, aka "California Mike," on the beach in 1996.
Mike was passionate about BMX racing, as seen in this photo circa 1997.
Mike Golub practices his jumps in Johnson, Kan., in 2000.
Mike clowning around, Christmas 2002.
Mike Golub, right, with his stepbrother, Beau Hines, left, and good friend Danae Meurer, center, in the summer of 1998.
Mike Golub with his sister Crissy, left, and his then-girlfriend, Shannon Albers, circa 1999. Mike and Shannon met in the fall of 1995.
In April 2000, Mike Golub and Shannon Albers had a son named Mikey. But their relationship didn't last. Two years later, they broke up and Mike and Shannon went on to find new partners.
Mike and Mikey celebrate Mikey's third Christmas in 2002.
Little Mikey, the light of Mike Golub's life.
Mike Golub introduces his son to the joys of riding.
In November 2002, several months after Mike and Shannon broke up, Mike was introduced to Brooke Wilkerson by a mutual friend. Mike was smitten and friends say it wasn't long before he was talking about proposing to Brooke. In August 2004, they had a baby together, but Mike would never see their child's first birthday. Nine months later, on May 20, 2005, he disappeared and was never seen again.
Shannon and Chad Floyd. In November 2002, the same month Mike Golub met Brooke Wilkerson, Mike's ex-girlfriend Shannon married Chad Floyd.
On June 25, 2006, more than a year after Mike Golub vanished, Chad and Shannon Floyd were arrested and charged with murdering Michael Golub. Pictured is Chad Floyd's booking photo.
On June 25, 2006, more than a year after Mike Golub vanished, Chad and Shannon Floyd were arrested and charged with murdering Michael Golub. Pictured is Shannon Floyd's booking photo.
On April 25, 2008, while deliberating during the Floyd's second trial for Mike Golub's murder, the jury foreman passed the judge this note, making clear the frustration in the jury room. The note asks: "What to do?" The judge advised the jury to go back and try again.
On April 29, 2008, after three full days of deliberations, the jury foreman passed the judge this final note indicating: "No verdict can be reached for guilty or not guilty." For the second time, there was a hung jury in Mike Golub's murder trial, and Chad and Shannon Floyd walked free. All charges were later dropped, and prosecutors have decided not to retry the Floyds unless new evidence surfaces.
Mike's mother, Deb Golub, pictured with her grandson, Mikey. Shannon Floyd has retained custody of Mikey and has not allowed Deb to see her grandson since June 2005.
Mike Golub and his son Mikey shown in Jan. 2001. Mike went missing on May 20, 2005, after telling friends he was going to pick up Mikey at his ex-girlfriend Shannon Floyd's house. Shannon and her husband, Chad Floyd, were later charged with his murder, though two trials have both resulted in hung juries. Mike's body has never been found.