Email from DOD to DOD re: Undetermined death of an Iraqi detainee

Email described that in December, 2003, a US soldier dropped an unconscious Iraqi male off to a medical facility; medical examinations concluded that the Iraqi male died from blunt force trauma to the head. The email concluded that an army investigation was currently underway to identify the person(s) who interrogated the deceased.

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Email
Doc_date: 
Thursday, July 1, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Monday, September 19, 2005
Doc_text: 

1 001Y; 2004 13:34 To: "TOR XO; COL It7.C.
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, . .. _ . Subject: EX-St1 (tidotortrilrod peath of an Iraqi Detainee] EXSUM is provided to Army etch for filing purposes only as all approved distribution has been conwleted,
LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
1 Jul 04
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
IQ UNDETERMINED DEATH OF AN IRAQI DETAINEE.- BALAD. IRAQ [USACIDC : Self-
initiated.. On 9 Jun 04, Army CID was notified that a medial officer with tht 1Z-- 7--
13th COSCOM, Ft Hood, TX, reported that between 1-24 DeO3, an

i9önsciou1Taqi male with a bruise on his forehead, approximately four centimeters in
diameter, was brought to the 549th Area Spt Med Co, Al Asad, Iraq by an unknown and
unidentified white American male believed to be associated with the U.S, -Eordes, the

unidentified male said the detainee had been interrogated, had become unresponsive and he
're what was wrong with the detainee: The detainee was later transported to the
where a computed tomography (CT) scan of the detainee'S head was conducted.
The scan disclosed a dated blunt force trauma injury to his head [ap roxiMately one to two

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weeks old]. The detainee did not survive his injuries and died at the The doctor
who treated the detainee has been interviewed and said the detainee h ad symptoms
consistent with a brain injury, No other marks or injuries were found On the detainee.
Investigation continues by Army CID in an attempt to identify the supposed detainee, confirm
the death, and identify the person(s) who were interrogating the debeaSed.


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All information related to this matter is law enforcement sensitive and should be restricted, Any preniature
release of case-sensitive information could jeopardize the Investigation and affect successful proSecution.
This informatio n is protected by the Privacy Act, By law and regulation, it may not be disclosed to any
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approval of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.
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DOD-024629

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3853
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