first published on October 30, 2019 by Will
A forensic pathologist hired by Jeffrey Epstein’s brother who had observed the autopsy claimed the findings are more consistent with homicide by strangulation than suicide by hanging.
Dr. Michael Baden, who has examined more than 20,000 bodies, said Epstein had three fractures in the hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage, which is extremely rare in suicide cases.
“I’ve not seen in 50 years where that occurred in a suicidal hanging case,” Dr. Baden said in an interview on Fox and Friends. “I think that the evidence points to homicide rather than suicide.”
Epstein, a previously convicted sex offender billionaire, was jailed awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. Epstein had close ties with many prominent people. He hosted parties with celebrities and politicians and often lent his personal plane to his network of powerful friends. Epstein’s associates included Presidents Trump and Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, Alec Baldwin, Ted Kennedy, David Koch, billionaire Mort Zuckerman, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, and many many more.
It was thought that Epstein standing trial would expose the involvement of dozens of politicians, celebrities, and wealthy business moguls in sex trafficking operations.