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Report | March 18, 2024

Audit of the Management of Organs Retained for Forensic Examination by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner (DODIG-2024-062)


The objective of this audit was to determine whether DoD officials effectively managed the retention and disposition of organs examined during forensic examinations by AFMES.

*If you were the person authorized to direct disposition (usually next of kin) for a decedent who had a forensic examination performed by AFMES and you believe that DoD may have retained your loved one’s organ, you may request additional information by contacting ​ with your contact information and the name of the deceased. Additional general information can found on DoD’s AFMES web page