Michigan State Police held an event Thursday to help identify some of the hundreds of bodies in a holding pattern at the Wayne County morgue.
Michigan has more than 140 sets of unidentified human remains in its morgues around the state — and more than 4,000 missing persons cases.
Michigan officials are looking at whether policy changes are needed after it took years to determine that an unidentified body was that of a missing 13-year-old girl.
In one of the first moves of the new governor’s administration, the head of Human Services is offering to help Wayne County with a problem at the morgue.
The Wayne County medical examiner’s office is unveiling a $3.3 million makeover at its busy morgue in Detroit.