Flashpoint Interview: Local 4′s Karen Drew talks massive Wayne County Morgue investigation

Local 4 investigation led to major change at morgue

A Local 4 investigation led to a major change at the Wayne County Morgue. We’re talking to the reporter -- our Karen Drew -- who has been holding all parties’ feet to the fire for the last several months.

A Local 4 investigation led to a major change at the Wayne County Morgue.

Michigan Medicine will no longer run the Wayne County Morgue after a Local 4 investigation exposed a long list of issues, including decomposing bodies and the wrong person being buried.

Michigan Medicine had a five-year, $31 million contract to run the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office, and a few months ago, it was trying to renew that contract. But now, that has all changed.

We’re talking to the reporter -- Local 4′s Karen Drew -- who has been holding all parties’ feet to the fire for the last several months.

Watch the interview in segment three of the April 17, 2022, episode of Flashpoint in the video player above.


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About the Author:

Jason anchors Local 4's 5:30 p.m. newscast. He joined WDIV in January 2015 as a general assignment reporter and has a Journalism degree from Michigan State University.