The autopsy of disgraced multimillionaire, and accused pedophile, Jeffrey Epstein, revealed neck inquires consistent with murder by strangulation, and that are less common in cases of suicide.
According to a Washington Post report, Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy report indicates that various bones in his neck were broken, including one near the Adam’s apple called the hyoid bone. “Such breaks can occur in those who hang themselves, particularly if they are older, according to forensics experts and studies on the subject. But they are more common in victims of homicide by strangulation, the experts said.”
The Washington Post cited two unnamed sources in its report of the broken neck bones. However, at the time of report the official cause of death was still pending, and at the time the New York City chief medical examiner’s office cautioned that “no single factor in an autopsy can alone provide a conclusive answer about what happened.”
Conspiracy Theories Abound
Epstein’s death comes two weeks after the 66-year-old was placed on suicide watch after he was found nearly unconscious in his cell with injuries to his neck. At the time, it was not clear whether the injuries were self-inflicted or from an assault.
According to the Associated Press, Epstein had been taken off suicide watch before he killed himself. The AP said that information was provided by “a person familiar with the matter.” It wasn’t immediately clear when he was taken off suicide watch. Yet that has not stopped the rumor mills from churning, saying that he was killed while still on suicide watch, or that he was taken off, so he could be killed.
Either way, for many, Epstein’s death stinks of foul play. Since the news of Epstein’s death, conspiracy theories have run rampant on the internet, the main one being “Death By Clinton.”
What the Medical Examiner Said
However, despite the questions that remain, late Friday the New York City’s Chief Medical Examiner declared Epstein’s death a “suicide by hanging.”
In a brief statement Friday, Dr. Barbara Sampson said her ruling came following a “careful review of all investigative information, including complete autopsy findings.”
But, Epstein’s lawyers said in a follow-up statement, that they were “not satisfied” with Sampson’s ruling and vowed to conduct their own investigation, including seeking to obtain any video of the area around Epstein’s cell from the time leading to his death.