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Autopsy Report: 61 year old Iraqi male, Tikrit, Iraq ("Natural")

June 29, 2004 | DOD | ACLU-RDI 1287

Circumstances of death: "This believed to be 61 year old male Iraqi civilian was a detainee of the U.S. Armed Forces at the Detention Central Collection Facility, Tikrit, Iraq when he was discovered deceased in his bed... The decedent reported a medical history of diabetes and renal disease at the time of his capture." Opinion of the medical examiner: This believed to be 61 year old Iraqi male died from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The mechanism of death is often cardiac arrhythmia secondary to the diseased myocardium and conduction system. The presence of systemic atherosclerosis and the marked renal changes, including renal atrophy, is suggestive of the decedent having diabetes mellitus. The manner of death is natural."