Sparrow Forensic Pathology Services Issues 2023 Q3 Report

Published: December 18, 2023

LANSING, MI – Sparrow Forensic Pathology Services has released its Q3 report on drug-related deaths in the seven counties in which Sparrow serves as Medical Examiner.

The report shows an overall sharp rise in drug-related deaths in local counties from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2023, compared with the past two quarters. The report provides detail on each drug death and the type of drug involved. The report, and other Forensic Pathology findings, can be found at When you get to the page, click on “2023 Q3 Drug Report.”

As the Office of the Medical Examiner for the seven counties (Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Livingston, and Shiawassee), Sparrow is nationally accredited by the National Association of Medical Examiners to perform autopsies, postmortem examinations, and on-scene forensic death investigations as an important part of the investigation process.


Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, Charlotte, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. Sparrow is part of University of Michigan Health. Through the dedication of our 10,000 caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit