Medical Examiners Office


To identify, investigate and determine the cause and manner of death of people who die in the County of Wayne under the circumstances or conditions described by Act No. 92 of the Michigan Public Acts of 1969.

The purpose of the Medical Examiner's Office is to provide forensic death investigations, autopsy, and toxicological services to the general public and medico-legal community so they can have documented, timely, and accurate cause and manner of death.

Carl J. Schmidt, MD, M.P.H
Chief Medical Examiner
(313) 833-2504
Medical Examiners Office

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