Request for death records

Kyra Senese filed this request with the Open Records of Wayne County, MI.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Kyra Senese

To whom it may concern:

This is a request pursuant to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act. We are requesting all death records dating June 26, 2020, to the date this request is ultimately fulfilled, with the following information for each case:

- case number
- decedent name
- date of death
- location of death
- race
- ethnicity
- age
- gender
- occupation/industry
- whether injury/infection occurred at work
- incident location (street address, city, state, ZIP where injury/infection occurred)
- incident date
- decedent residence (street address, city, state, ZIP)
- complete cause(s) of death and/or manner of death fields (indicating if COVID related)
- contributing factors
- any other non-exempt information contained in case records

This request is part of an ongoing collaboration involving the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University, the MuckRock Foundation and partner newsrooms across the country. This request is part of a news-gathering process and is intended for educational, not commercial use.

We request expedited processing to the extent possible. This information is critical to the public’s understanding of the coronavirus pandemic and its local impact on public health. Let us know if we can help clarify this request in any way. Please also consider waiving any fees for producing the requested records.

Please provide the data in spreadsheet format as an e-mail attachment.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. We look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Kyra Senese
2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

From: Open Records

Attached is the reply to your FOIA request for information concerning death records dating June 26, 2020 to the date this request is fulfilled.

Kathleen Davis
Wayne County Dept. of Health, Human & Veterans Services
FOIA Officer-Environmental Health
33030 Van Born Road
Wayne, MI 48184
Office: 734-727-7413