On 03/03/2016 the Midland County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Michigan State Police, arrested Michael Todd McIntyre at his residence in New Hudson, Michigan for the homicide of Diane Ross.  A Midland County jury subsequently found Michael McIntyre guilty of Felony Murder on October 24 of 2017, and on December 14th, 2017, he was sentenced to Life in prison.


Victim: Diane Laverne Ross 
Date of Incident: 08/07/1991
Case #: 91-107496


In the early morning hours of August 7th, 1991, an unknown suspect entered the residence of 120 N. 11 Mile Rd. located in Midland County's Lee Township and assaulted Mrs. Diane Ross. She later died as a result of the injuries she suffered during the assault. This crime was particularly heinous in that Mrs. Ross had mobility issues and was unable to escape her attacker. 

This assault was witnessed by a young relative of Mrs. Ross, who described the suspect as being a man that was wearing a mask and had on dark clothing. The suspect fled the scene after committing the crime. The reason for the assault is unknown, although it is a possibility that Mrs. Ross knew her attacker or that he had been to the home on a prior occasion.