Preliminary Autopsy Report: 44-year-old Iraqi male, Baghdad, Iraq (Homicide) (0068-04-CID469-79649) (Death Certificate Included)

Autopsy No: ME 04-357; 44 year old Iraqi male; apprehended by US Forces in Kirkuk, Iraq after he fired on coalition forces with rocket propelled grenades and small fire arms on April 10, 2004. Detainee sustained gunshot wounds during the firefight and was transported to the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Balad for surgery. He was later transported to the Central Baghdad Detainee Facility where he died on April 28, 2004. Cause of Death: Mulitple gunshot wounds with complications. Manner of Death: Homicide.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004
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Sunday, April 17, 2005
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ARMED FORCES INSTITUTE OF PATHOLOGY Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner 1413 Research Blvd., Bldg. 102 Rockville, MD 20850 . 1-800-944-7912

PRELIMINARY AUTOPSY REPORT
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AFIP No.: pending Date of Birth: 01 JAN 1960 Rank: Iraqi National, Date of Death: 28' APR 2004 Place of Death: Baghdad, Iraq Date of Autopsy: 17-18 MAY 2004 Place of Autopsy: LSA Anaconda Date of Report: 18 MAY 2004 Mortuary, Balad Iraq
Circumstances of Death: This 44 year old male, an Iraqi National, was apprehended by US Forces in Kirkuk, Iraq after he and :twoaccomplices fired on coalition forces' with rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire on 10 April 2004. Mr.~~___J sustained gunshot wounds during the firefight and was transported to the 3151 Combat Support Hospital in Balad for surgery. He was later transported to the Central Baghdad Detainee Facility (Abu Ghraib) where he died on 28 April 2004.
Authorization for Autopsy: Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner, lAW 10 USC 1471
Identification: Presumptive identification accomplished by comparison to photographs and reports supplied by the investigative agency (75th MP Detachment cm, LSA Anaconda, Balad, Iraq)
CAUSE OF DEATH: Multiple Gunshot Wounds with Complications
MANNER OF DEATH: Homicide
This is a preliminary report based on initial examination of the remains, a final report will follow.
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PRELIMINARY AUTOPSY DIAGNOSES:
I. Multiple Gunshot Wounds (3)
A. Gunshot Wound of the Left Axilla -Entrance: Left axilla with no evidence of close range discharge of a fire arm on the surrounding skin -Wound Path: Skin, subcutis and muscle of the left axilla, inferior to left
clavicle, soft tissue of the left lateral side of the lateral neck
-No Exit
-Reeovered:a copper colored medium caliber jacket and a portion of
metal projectile core
-Wound Direction: Slightly front to back, left to right and upward
-Associated Injuries: grazing gunshot wound of the left medial arm
(prior to reentry in the left axilla)
B. Gunshot Wound of the Left Hip -Entrance: Left hip with no.evidence. of close range discharge of a firearm on the surrounding skin -Wound Path: Skin, subcutis and muscle of the left lateral hip, left iliac
bone -No exit -Recovered: a deformed irregular portion of copper colored projectile
jacket -Wound Direction: Left to right with minimal vertical or horizontal direction

Associated Injuries: Comminuted (shattered) fractures of the left iliac bone

C.
Grazing Gunshot Wound of the Left Ankle and Foot with associated

open fracture of the left 5th metatarsal bone -Direction undetermined
II. Open compound fracture of the left radius
III. Status post Emergent Exploratory Laporatomy and Cricothyrotomy
IV.
Severe pulmonary congestion; pneumonia by clinical history (pending histological exam

V.
Toxicology pending

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