CIA Copy of DOD Investigation Report (Death): 0237-03-CID259-61219

Agent's investigation report on an unknown Iraqi national at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on November 4, 2003. This report indicates that the detainee stopped breathing and was found face down in the shower after an interrogation. Detainee is most most likely Manadel Al-Jamadi. This document is a partial copy of the full-length CID report which is linked to this document.

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Investigative File
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Monday, January 13, 2014
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1casrs for Investigation: About 2245, 4 Nov 03, SAl ~as notified by CW5 Group
nF>r·atir'n" Officer, 3'd Military Police Group (CID), 6f the death of an Iraqi national at the Abu Ghraib
IBetwE~en 1 000 and ·1 030, 5 Nov 03, sAD conducted a death scene examination of the prison
l«n•owE~r on the second floor of the prison.
HARACTERISTICS OF THE SCENE: The shower room is located on the second floor of the Abu
·prison in wing A-1, along the western wall or the northern wing. The room is constructed of
'"n'n"r"t" and cinder block material with a drain along the west wall, centered between north and
The shower room is approximately 10·foot wide and 20 foot long. The shower room has a
r~ol1~r.ete floor and a concrete ceiling. The shower room has·a window along the west wall near the
end of the room. The window has bars and a cage over it to prevent anyone from escaping.
shower room has a doorway along the east wall with a door made of bars. Also along the east
are three other doorways with. bars, which have been locked shut and do not open. The shower
is equipped with two fluorescent lights along the east wall. One of the fluorescent lights did not
-DNDITION OF THE SCENE: The shower room was clean of debris. There was a meal ready to
box in the center of the room near the north wall. There was a plastic b'ag with an orange jump
arid trash located next to the door along the east wall. There was a plastic bottle of chlorine
Uoc:ate1d next to the plastic bag. There was a bl~:~ck in color body bag along the south wall, with the
\dece!ase'd individual inside. There were no stains on the floor or wall area at the time of the exam.
ITh""' w•=r" sheets placed over the qar doors, to prevent people from seeing into the room. There
no unusual odors detected.
NVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The temperature outside was appr,oximately 90 degrees
IF'Ahr.;·nh•>it and the sun was shining. The temperature inside was approximately 80 degrees
There was no precipitation in the past twenty-four hours.
PERTINENT TO ENTRY/EXIT: Access to. the sc£;~ne could only be gained through the
doorway into the shower room.
rov·t:•~•t: DOCUMENTATION: A crime scene sketchwas prepared byS.AJ I SA CJ exposed
lnh I SEARCH FOR LA TENT IMPRESSIONS: A search for latent impressions was not conducted due to
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SEARCH I?EYOND THE SCENE: A search beyond the scene was not conducted.
About 1210, 8 Nov 03,[ rterviewed SPC[ . ~30-58-1797,
Headquarter Service Company (HSC}, 109th Medical Battalion (Iowa City, Iowa}, Abu Ghraib Prison,
Iraq, who stated he did not remember what time the incident occurred. $PC 1 1 stated
himself and SGTI I responded to the hard cells reference a man who stopped breathing.
SPC I ~tated when they arrived on sceneJ an Iraqi doctor was already there and was
checking the body for a heart beat. SPC[ stated the Iraqi doctof: stated the
individual was dead and no lifesaving efforts were taken. . Pqstated he did not
recall seeing a bandage on the individuals face when he as.sisted the doctor. SPC\ )
stated the body was laying near the shower drain, face down when he entered the shower room.
About 1245, 8 Nov 03, S~ I interviewed Drl I Abu Ghraib Prison, Iraq, who
stated he responded to the cell block reference one of the prisoners had sud breathing. Dr.c::::J
stated when he arrived on .scene, the man was laying on his stomach. Dr. tated he checked the
·,pdy for vital signs, which met with negative results. Dt:Tsfatated he did not take any life saving
:easures once he determined the man was dead. Dr stated the man had not been dead long, ·
when he arrived. Dr. D stated he did notice injuries to the mans face when he was checking him for
vital signs. · .
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