Expert Says Jeffrey Epstein Death Was Not a Suicide
The body of disgraced money man and serial sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his prison cell in August dies as a result of strangulation and was not a suicide. That's the word from forensic pathologists who say the initial ruling was wrong.
Fox News and other media outlets are reporting the death should now be classified as a homicide.
The bombshell claim by Dr. Michael Baden, a former New York City medical examiner who has worked on high-profile cases during a five-decade medical career, is certain to reignite suspicions that surfaced immediately after Epstein, who was awaiting trial on federal sex crimes involving underage girls, was discovered dead in his cell on Aug. 10. Baden, who was hired by Epstein’s brother and observed the autopsy, told Fox News its findings are more consistent with homicidal strangulation than suicidal hanging. He noted that the 66-year-old Epstein had two fractures on the left and right sides of his larynx, specifically the thyroid cartilage or Adam’s apple, as well as one fracture on the left hyoid bone above the Adam’s apple, Baden told Fox News.
Baden has examined more than 20,000 bodies says there were also hemorrhages in Epstein’s eyes that were common in homicidal strangulation and uncommon, though not unheard of, in suicidal hangings.