Police following up on active tips in Tsatsos case

Kaiti Chritz | Photo Editor Cars drive along Crawford road at around 7 p.m. on Jan. 7. In November of 2015 Ryan Tsatsos, a CMU freshman, was killed in a hit and run accident just after midnight while walking back to campus along Crawford road.

Michigan State Police troopers are following two active leads in the investigation of Ryan Tsatsos' death.

Tsatsos, a Macomb freshman, was hit and killed by a dark-colored vehicle in November while walking on Crawford Road to his residence hall with a group of nine friends. The driver has not been found.

Police received dozens of tips from across Michigan, and have investigated all of them. In all, 65 tips have been investigated and closed. The two open leads were called in in the last couple of days, said Lt. Gary Green. 

The investigating team has executed search warrants on five cars. This involves scraping paint off the car to see if it matches the metallic blue paint remnants found on Tsatsos' body. The paint found was not the original color of the car and could not be matched to a specific company. 

Numbers to know

To report a tip to Crime Stoppers: (800) 422-5245

Michigan State Police: (989) 773-5951

Through Crime Stoppers, a $5,000 reward is being offered for information regarding the person who killed Tsatsos.

While there is no other evidence aside from the color of the car, Green said he is confident the case will be solved. He is counting on tips from the public, or the driver coming forward.


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