Detroit's Most Wanted: Mystery woman escapes federal custody

Posted at 11:17 AM, Jul 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-07 23:24:15-04

She’s a 63-year-old grandmother caught with guns, counterfeit cash and fake ID’s then escaped from federal custody.

For the first time ever on Detroit’s Most Wanted, we don’t know just exactly who this fugitive is making her more dangerous and at the top of the U.S. Marshals most wanted list.

“This is a case like we’ve never aired before, we don’t know who she is, we don’t know her real name and she’s on the run, she’s wanted for escape,” Deputy U.S. Marshal Aaron Garcia said.

Even after serving 46 months in federal custody and multiple arrests, the U.S. Marshals still don’t know this fugitive’s real name.

“There’s a whole lot more behind the scenes we don’t know about, she’s connected somehow,” Garcia said. “To have a submachine gun, to have all this money, access to counterfeit funds, ski mask.”

Busted with $13,000 in real cash and $30,000 in fake cash, it’s the guns and massive amount of ammunition the woman was busted with during a 2009 traffic stop in Redford that’s landing her at the top of the most wanted list.

“She had three weapons, one was a sub-machine gun, tons of ammo, ammo coming out of everywhere,” Garcia said.

She served time for the discovery, indicted under the name Michelle Johnson but it wasn’t long before she escaped in 2012.

“She didn’t complete her sentence but she was given a furlough to report to her next facility and that’s when she took off,” Garcia said.

With her unassuming appearance, Garcia says they have absolutely no leads on where this mysterious woman may be.

“5’5” 130 your neighborhood grandma – that’s who were looking for,” he said.

They want you to keep an eye out for her many alias’s.

“She has used the names or been arrested under Nancy Laurie Walker, Diane Ann Johnson, Angela Jackson, Diane Walker, Diane Johns, Diane Wilcosh, Nancy Donald and Diane Elizabeth and Angie,” Garcia said.

He says she has a very recognizable face.

“She can change her names but she can’t change her face,” he said.

If you have any idea just exactly who or where the woman is, The Marshals are offering a reward.  You can call them anytime and remain anonymous at (313) 234-5656.