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Yuri Doroshenko Autopsy









Yuri Doroshenko AutopsyYury Doroshenko is one of the two tourists that were found under a cedar at the Dyatlov Pass. Along with Semen Zolotarev he was one of strongest and tallest members of the group at a height of 180 cm. In fact his corpse was initially identified as Zolotarev. Doroshenko was wearing a vest and a shirt, short sleeve shirt, knit pants and shorts over pants. His pants were badly ripped with one large hole (23 cm in length) on the right side and smaller on the left (13 cm in length). On his feet a pair of wool socks were found. Pants had tears inside of the thighs. Additionally the left foot had burnt socks (marked by 13). No footwear noted.


- hair are burned on the right side of the head (marked 1)

- ear, nose and lips are covered by blood (marked by 2)

- right armpit has a bruise 2cm*1.5 cm (6)

- dark red abrasions on the left inner shoulder measuring 3 x 0.5, 1.5 x 0.7, 1 x 1.5 cm (7)

- inner surface of the right shoulder has two abrasions 2cm*1.5cm with no bleeding in the tissues, two cuts on the skin (7)

- in the upper third of right forearm brown- red bruises with size 4*1cm, 2.5*1.5cm, 5*5cm (8)

- fingers on both hands have torn skin (11)

- bruised skin in the upper third of both legs (15)

- signs of frostbite on face and ears

- on the right cheek, foamy gray fluid discharges from the mouth


Amount of urine was 150 grams. Foamy grey fluid that was found on the right cheek of the deceased gave some doctors a reason to think that before death someone or something was pressing on his chest cavity. Discharges were quiet common during forceful interrogation by the NKVD (Stalin's Secret Police) and Special Forces. This could also be a reason of a nasty fall from a tree. Nevertheless this aspect was ignored in the final papers. Cause of death: hypothermia.


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Received by Temnikov
№1712 sl 27/2 (February 27th)
To Sulman
Immediately. Soon after we descended we discovered four corpses of Dyatlov Zolotarev (actually Doroshenko corpse) Krivanischenko Kolmogorov.


Protocol of Inspection of the scene
Ear and nose are covered in blood, bloodied lips. Middle finger of the left hand is covered in blood.


Yuri Doroshenko




Yuri Doroshenko Official Autopsy Report


Sheet 104

Act №2

Forensic medical examination of a corpse of a citizen Doroshenko, Yuri Nikolayevich, 21 years old

4th March 1959 in accordance with the decision of the prosecutor's office of Sverdlovsk region from the 3rd March 1959 the forensic experts of the regional Bureau of Forensic Medicine of the Sverdlovsk region Vozrojdenniy V.A. and Laptev I.I. in the presence of State Counselor of Justic Class III Klinov N.I and prosecutor criminologist Ivanov L.I, and witnesses comrade Gordo S.D. and Naskichev K.V. in the room of the morgue of the central hospital management n/box number H- 240 in daylight and sunny weather the examination of the corpse of a citizen Yuri N. Doroshenko (21 years of age) was made to determine the cause of death and establish the responses to the questions listed in the decree.



January 23, 1959 an amateur group of tourists of 10 people went to ski tour route Ivdel- Mount Otorten. From the 2nd Severny a group of nine people continued. On February 1st 1959 the group began the climb of the mountain Otorten and in the evening they pitched a tent at a height of 1079 meters.



Sheet 105

External examination

The corpse of a man, the average body type; corpse pose: upper limbs are raised upwards towards the head, flexed at the elbows, as well as in the joints of the fingers. The lower limbs are stretched. His head turned to the left.
Clothes on the body: cowboy shirt with short sleeves covered by blue and red squares, with two patch pockets on the 2 buttons. Cowboy shirt is buttoned on all six buttons. Sleeveless shirt - knitted, salad color, shorts and swimming trunks of blue satin color, blue knit pants fastened with two buttons. In the middle third of the thigh pants are ripped on the frontal surface on the right leg (measuring 22 X 33 cm) and inner femoral surface on the left leg (measuring 13 X 33). On left leg two pairs of knitted socks of light brown color, with tears in the rear foot and ankle; white wool socks. Region of the forefoot on the toe is covered by a burn measuring 2 x 5 cm dark brown in color. Remains of cotton socks with an elastic on the right leg, same color as socks on the left leg. Wool socks are white. The inner surface of pants has a marking label with the inscription 5P1513.
Corpse length measures 180 cm, well build, with well-developed muscle groups.; cadaveric dark brown/ red spots are arranged on the rear surface of the neck, trunk and extremities. Rigor mortis is dispersed in the muscle groups of the joints; dark blonde hair, length up to 6 cm. Several hairs are burned in the right temporo-parietal and occipital regions. Hair are covered by the remnants of moss and needles of coniferous trees. The skin color of the corpse is dark red- bluish, facial contours are smoothed. Eyebrows are bushy and dark- blonde, eyes are closed, cornea is cloudy, iris are

Sheet 106
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brown, pupils are dilated, mucous surfaces are pale and pink in color. Bridge of the nose is straight.
At the back of the nose area, the tip of the nose and upper lip traces of dried blood are visible. Upper lip is swollen. Upper lip has a marked bleeding, dark red color in the size of 1.5 x 2 cm. Mouth is slightly open, even white teeth. Gums and mucosa of the buccal cavity is pale red in color, tongue is behind his teeth. In the area of ​​the right cheek, soft tissue is covered with a layer of gray foamy liquid color [possible pulmonary edema], from the opening of the mouth traces of gray liquid discharge. Auricles [of the ears] are oval, bluish- red in color. In the tragus and lobule of the right ear dense regions of dark red spots were discovered measuring 6 x 1.6 cm. On the left ear in the tragus portion of the ear similar spot was found of the same color measuring 4 x 1 cm. Parchment density, ears with inner surface of bright red color. Neck xxxx unremarkable. In the inner surface of the shoulders and upper arms of both extremities well defined vein pattern is noted. The soft tissues of the upper extremities are bluish-red in color. Two abrasions measuring 2 x 1.5 cm are discovere on the inside surface of the right shoulder in the middle one third. Dark red density of an irregular shape was noted, without bleeding into the underlying tissues. Two cuts are made in the field of linear abrasions. The front surface of the right shoulder is covered by minor abrasions of dark- red color in lines measuring 4 x 1 cm., 2.5 cm x 1.5 cm., and 5 x 0.5 cm., and minor abrasions in the lower third of the right forearm. In the rear of the right hand soft tissue show swelling and small abrasions. On the back of the hand, a scratch is noted at the second metacarpal bone measuring 2 x 1.5 cm. Dark red bleeding into the underlying soft tissue is noted. Soft tissues of the hand


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and fingers (especially terminal phalanx) are dark purple in color. On the inner surface of the left shoulder in the lower third dark red abrasions were noted, measuring 3 x 0.5, 1.5 x 0.7 and 1.5 x 1 cm. On the outer lateral surfaces of the left elbow minor abrasions of dark red color were noted. These abrasions are slightly dense comparing to surrounding tissues. This abrasion measure 2 x 3 cm in size. These abrasions are parallel suggesting that they were caused by sliding on a hard surface. On the inner surface of the left forearm on the border of the middle third and the bottom third, an irregular oval wound was noted measuring 0.6 x 0.5 cm. Its edges are slightly pressed inside and are covered with dried blood. An incision in the area of ​​the wound was made, with the bleeding in the soft tissue. The soft tissue in the rear of the left hand is slightly swollen and dark red in color. The terminal phalanges of hands bilaterally are of dark purple color. The rib cage is cylindrical in shape, the stomach is slightly below the chest level. In the right iliac region cutaneous scar was noted. It is whitish in color, linear at a total length of 8 cm. The external genitalia are developed correctly, the foreskin and the glans penis are of bright red color. The opening of the anus and urethra are clean. The muscle groups of the lower limbs are well developed. On the back, venous pattern of the inner thighs and lower legs is well defined. On the front surface of each of the hamstrings are pale red in color. Skin has a parchment density measuring 8 x 4 cm On the left leg, and 5 x 1.5 cm on the right shin. Soft tissue in the terminal phalanges are of dark purple color. Bones and cartilage upon palpation showed no signs of fractures.

Sheet 108
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B / Internal body study
Skin patches of the scalp from the inside ???? are moist, juicy, shiny, pale red in color. The bones of the skull base and vault are intact, dura matter (covering of the brain, type of connective tussie that protects the brain) is cyanotic, full-blooded, pia is muddy (another covering underneath the dura matter), swollen. Brains and brain furrow are smoothed, flattened (possible sign of brain swelling, increased pressure), the brain substance is a jelly-like mass green red in color. The gray matter of the brain is poorly distinguishable from the white matter, ventricles contours are indistinguishable. Cerebellum pattern is discernible bad. ?? base of the brain has no visible features. Subcutaneous adipose (fat under the skin) ????? on the trunk and limbs are well developed. The position of internal organs are proper, pleural cavity is free. The pericardium contained up to 40 cm 3 (???) of the amber-colored liquid. Heart is measuring 13 by 10 by 6 cm. The heart muscle is cut and cardiac muscle is of dark red color, the thickness of the left ventricular muscle is 2 cm., 0.7 cm right ventricle. The right and left side of the heart contain 270 cm 3 of dark red liquid presumably blood, ?? ???s heart aorta and pulmonary artery are smooth, thin, shiny, pale red in color; the orifice (opening) of the coronary arteries are free, arterial lumen is expanded, well open; interior aortic surface is smooth, clean, aortic arch width ?? valves .. are 8.5 cm. Lung surface is of bluish- red in color ??? surface of lungs is slightly dense, on dissection of the lung the tissues are dark in color???? bit color, with pressure from the cut surface ste???? in large quantities and the liquid dark blood ??? foamy liquid; the lumen of the larynx and bronchi free; mucosa of the esophagus, trachea, bronchi are of bluish- red in color. ???? hyaoid bone is intact. The thyroid gland is cut ??? (hard to read), reddish in color. Stomach is filled with




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50 ?? of liquid mass of dark red color,  stomach mucosa is of purple- red color, swollen, with well-defined folding; on the upper surface of the stomach gastric folds have large numbers of small hemorrhages - spots of Vishnevsky
(normal feature of hypothermia, noted by Ermakvagus). Stomach contents smell sour. The pancreas is multilobed prurple- red in color. The lumen of the small intestine mucosa contain the mass of reddish color, intestinal mucosa is bluish- red in color. In the large intestine semi- formed light brown feces were discovered, intestinal mucosa is of pale- purple color. Spleen loose to the touch, her capsule is wrinkled, the size of the spleen is 1 x 7 x 3 cm. Tissue sections are dark- cherry color. Pulp gives a cut surface on slight scraping. The liver surface is smooth, shiny, size of the liver is  9 x 12 x 10 cm. On the section of liver tissue dark- cherry color, full-blooded, drawing liver tissue slight differences, gall bladder contains up to 30 cm 3 of liquid olive color, gallbladder mucosa velvety brownish colors. Kidneys from the surface smooth, shiny, capsule with them easily removed, the size of the right kidney 11 x 6 x 4 cm., Left kidney 11 x 5 x 3.5 cm., On the section of kidney tissue dark- cherry color, kidney layers are hardly distinguishable. The layers of the adrenal glands to distinguish good. The bladder contained about 150 cm 3 turbid light yellow liquid colors; bladder mucosa pale color ??? cerned. In the study of internal organs presence of alcohol is not detected.
For chemical analysis and histological examination of the corpse of the test is taken of the internal organs, which are sent to the laboratory of the Regional

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Bureau of Forensic Medical Examination for research.

BUREAU forensic - signature / Vozrojdenny /

North Ural - signature / Laptev /

PROSECUTOR the Sverdlovsk region
State Counselor of Justice Class III - Signature / KLINOV /


Concepts: Signature / Gordo /
Concepts: Signature / NASKICHEV /

Sheet 111

Based on these studies the corpse of a citizen Yuri N. Doroshenko, 21 and in the circumstances of the case believe that the death was caused by the action DOROSHENKO low temperature / freezing / as evidenced? swelling of the meninges, the sharp hyperemia of internal organs, blood, dark liquid overflow cavities of the heart, the presence of Vishnevsky's spots on the mucosa of the stomach, full bladder, as well as frostbite fingers extremities III and IV degree.
For external investigations in the form of damage osadneniya, abrasions and skin wounds caused by a blunt instrument that could arise would result from a fall or injury ?? stones, ice, and so forth.
The above injuries were caused during his lifetime, as well as in the agonal state posthumously. The nature of damage to the above lesions are classified as light without health disorders.
These studies corpse DOROSHENKO suggest that meal he had for 6-8 hours until death. The presence of alcohol is not detected in the investigation. Death is violent, an accident.


BUREAU forensic - signature / Renaissance /

North Ural - signature / Laptev /




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