Press conference about student killed in 2015 hit and run takes place Wednesday


 A flier for information on Ryan Tsatsos death offers a reward.

Two years after he was killed in a hit and run crash after leaving a Halloween party, Ryan Tsatsos has not been forgotten.

Tsatsos was killed Nov. 1, 2015 on Crawford Road between Billabrail Street and Concourse Drive in Mount Pleasant.

His killer has not been found.

Tsatsos’ parents, Paul and Julie Tsatsos, will attend a press conference at the Michigan State Police Mount Pleasant Post on Nov. 1 – two years to the day after their son, a Central Michigan University freshman, was killed.

Det. Sgt. Todd Parsons said an investigation to find the person responsible is still ongoing. He said there have been more than 100 tips in the two years since the investigation began — with some ranging from the Upper Peninsula to southeastern Michigan.

“We’ve still been receiving tips,” Parsons said. “We’ve been following up on those leads that we have."

Tsatsos attended De La Salle High School in Warren.

During Halloween weekend 2015, Tsatsos was walking back to his residence hall from a party when a car struck and killed him on Crawford Road.

On Oct. 16, the Isabella County Sheriff’s Office shared a photo by Crime Stoppers of Flint & Genesee County with information about Tsatsos' death. A cash reward of up to $10,000 is being offered.

Police believe the car that struck Tsatsos is a dark metallic blue color that could likely have front passenger side damage and potentially fender, windshield and hood damage.

Prior to the homecoming weekend, Crime Stoppers gave the MSP space on a billboard on Mission and High Street. 

Parsons said local law enforcement has assisted the MSP in social media pushouts. He added another one is scheduled before Nov. 1.

No suspects have been identified as of yet but there is lab analysis pending, Parsons said. He added it has been a difficult case.

“The weather, the time of night, very busy area and no video surveillance have made it that much more difficult on us,” he said. “That’s why we need the public’s help on this one.”

Tips can be submitted anonymously by visiting or by calling 1-800-422-JAIL (5245).

Parsons said Paul and Julie Tsatsos “deserve closure.”


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