Autopsy

To observe an autopsy, you must be 18 or older.

No high school students are permitted to view autopsies. Law enforcement officers, fireman, physicians, nurses, paramedics and emergency medical technicians may set up observations and tours on a case by case through the administrator, Casimir Miarka, who can be contacted at 248-858-4045.

Autopsy Report

​Normal turnaround time for an autopsy report is 6-8 weeks after the autopsy is performed.  Any request for a copy of an autopsy report made before the completion of the autopsy report will be denied, “Report Not Complete”. Next of Kin of a deceased can call and request a copy of the report be sent to them when completed. All other requests need to be sent through FOIA (Freedom of Information Act). Visit the FOIA Request Center to access the public record portal in order to submit a FOIA request online.

Toxicology Report

​The autopsy report is considered both the autopsy findings and the toxicology report. Partial reports will not be released.  Any request made before both parts are completed will be denied, “Report Not Complete”. Usual minimum turnaround time for toxicology results is 30 days.

Fee Schedule

Body Bags - $40
Cremation Permit - $40 
Private Autopsy - $2,000 
Cranial Autopsy (Resident) - $500 
Cranial Autopsy (Non-Resident) - $750