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Midland County Sheriff seeks public input on cold case


A fatal hit and run accident in Midland County is once again in the news, three decades after it occurred. The county sheriff is, again, asking the driver to come forward.

Gregory McRoberts was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in December of 1991.

It was 31 years this week that Midland County officials recovered his body.

Then in 2005, 13 years after his death, McRobert’s family received an anonymous letter from someone who claimed to be the driver of the car that hit him.

Midland County Sheriff Myron Greene is asking the public to read the letter.

"Look at how it's written, what it said, and some of the circumstances that the person says about how their life has been, and life experiences," said Greene. "If anybody knows anything, or has an idea of who it might become forward and share that."

The writer reflects on the remorse they feel and how they’ve since developed a relationship with God.

Greene said there’s a chance that no charges would be filed against the driver it was likely a tragic accident, based on the letter.

"But they just haven't crossed that line to where they came forward publicly and gave the family a chance face to face to offer the forgiveness that they asked for," said Greene.

Anyone with additional information on this case or any unsolved case are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at (989) 839-4609 to set up an appointment to speak to someone.

Rick joined WCMU as a general assignment reporter in March 2022.