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Created: 05/25/2010 10:19 AM | Print |  Email
By: Mark Albert

Who Killed Doc?  A 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Investigation

Investigative Reports

Read the results of the original investigation at Camp Iskandariyah, Iraq, dated Sept. 23, 2004 - just 12 days after David Cedergren's death.

"Current camp is plagued by electrical safety incidents and power interruptions... Recommend outdoor shower units be demolished..."

A shower stall at Camp Iskandariyah, Iraq

Read the results of the Command Investigation conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps:

"The issue is not so much whether or not the Sailor was electrocuted; it is the perception that no one did anything about the problem (before or after)."


Read the statement of Tony Stevens, the Marine who found David Cedergren's body in the showers at Camp Iskandariyah, Iraq, on Sept. 11, 2004. For more of his interview, please watch our investigation.

"We approached the body with caution because it was known the (sic) several and an Iraqi have been shocked while using the wooden showers. We were wary that maybe the body was electrified."

Then - Lance Cpl. Tony Stevens

Read the statement of the Battalion Logistics Officer at Camp Iskandariyah, Iraq:

"There has never been any effort, official or unofficial, to cover up the circumstances surrounding the death of HM3 Cedergren. It was reported appropriately and we moved on. During this time we were taking regular mortar rounds on the camp and suffering IED attacks outside the wire. The sad fact is that this was just one of many deaths."

Read the statement from a Marine at the Headquarters and Service Company (H&S) at Camp Iskandariyah, Iraq.

"We preferred older Iraqi electricians as we figured if they lived that long, they probably had enough knowledge to at least survive."


Read the statement of Col. Robert Durkin, the Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, who was in command of Camp Iskandariyah where David Cedergren died on Sept. 11, 2004.

"We were at war, in a very dangerous area, and we were forced to make-do with less."

Col. Robert T. Durkin

AP Video