Yury 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
- 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.
Received by Temnikov
№1712 sl 27/2 (February 27th)
Immediately. Soon after we descended we discovered four corpses of
Dyatlov Zolotarev (actually Doroshenko corpse) Krivanischenko
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 Official Autopsy Report
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.
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
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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.
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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
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
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.
SUD.MED. REGIONAL EXPERT
BUREAU forensic - signature / Vozrojdenny /
SUD.MED. CITY EXPERT
North Ural - signature / Laptev /
PROSECUTOR the Sverdlovsk region
State Counselor of Justice Class III - Signature / KLINOV /
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
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.
SUD.MED. REGIONAL EXPERT
BUREAU forensic - signature / Renaissance /
SUD.MED. CITY EXPERT
North Ural - signature / Laptev /