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Autopsy Report: 27-Year-Old Male Iraqi Civilian, Mosul, Iraq (Undetermined)(0046-04-CID389-80649)

Nov. 22, 2004 | DOD | ACLU-RDI 1288
Circumstances of death are described as "died in US custody approximately 72 hours after being apprehended...physical force was required during his initial apprehension during a raid. During his confinement, he was hooded, sleep deprived, and subjected to hot and cold environmental conditions, including the use of cold water on his body and hood." Full autopsy diagnoses includes: 'flexicuffs' were found around each wrist with associated minor contusions. Minor abrasions and contusions of extremities. Laceration above right eyebrow, 1cm. Contusion of right side of neck. Minor abrasions of left side of forehead. "Subgaleal" hemorrhage of bilateral frontal regions of scalp. Intramuscular hemorrhage of anterior aspect of right shoulder. No internal evidence of trauma. No significant evidence of natural disease. Concludes that cause of death cannot be determined. There is evidence of multiple minor injuries, including "black-eyes", abrasions and contusions of the face, torso and extremities, side of the next and "subgaleal" hemorrhage of the scalp. The decedent was also subjected to cold and wet conditions and hypothermia may have contributed to his death.
  • 2004-04-05, Mosul, Iraq, Death
    • Detainee, a 27-year-old male civilian presumed Iraqi national, died in U.S. custody 72 hours after being apprehended. Cause of Death: pending. Manner of Death: Undetermined. Injuries: minor abrasions and bruises of extremities. Bruise on right side of neck. Final autopsy report (see link to related documents) leaves cause of death and manner of death "undetermined."