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Oakland County’s top health officer dies in apparent murder-suicide

Oakland County Sheriff's deputies were investigating the death of Calandra Green, the county's chief health officer, in what authorities said on May 11, 2023 was an apparent murder-suicide.

Oakland County health officer Calandra Green died in an apparent murder-suicide, according to authorities Thursday night.

Officials did not release the identity of the second person who died. The deaths are being investigated by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, said a county official who asked not to be named.

Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter released a statement saying that Green was “a beloved member of our team” and that “our hearts are shattered at the news of the passing of our colleague.” Coulter said that county health clinics would be closed Friday “to allow our employees time to grieve and seek support from each other and counselors as they process this devastating news.” 

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