Sanilac County Medical Examiner's Office


Sanilac County Chief Medical Examiner - William J. Starbird, M.D.

Pathologist - Dr. Kanu Virani

The Medical Examiner’s office is responsible for death investigations of: Accidents, Natural/Sudden/Unexpected deaths, violent deaths (Homicides/Suicides), Suspicious Circumstances, Prison Deaths, Causes of Death Not Determined by Attending Physician and instances where no physician is available to sign the death certificate. The Medical Examiner must also authorize and sign permits for all cremations.


Medical Scene Investigators


 Sheriff Department                                                               

Under Sheriff Brad Roff

Detective Mark Ruggles

Deputy Nate Smith    

Deputy Shelly Parks    

Deputy Brad Thompson

Sandusky Police Department 

Police Chief Brett Lester                                                      

Officer Matthew Gezequel 

Michigan State Police

D/Sgt. Brian Ferguson

Trooper Andrew Pflaum 

Deckerville Police Department

Chief of Police Tim Torp 

Port Sanilac Police Department

Police Chief

 Croswell Police Department

Officer Brenda Krumenaker 

Marlette Police Department

Police Chief McGinni 

Volunteer

Mark Boozer