Famed New York Medical Examiner, Michael Baden, has said that in his professional opinion, the wounds to Jeffrey Epstein’s neck are more consistent with a homicide than suicide.
Baden, a former New York City medical examiner and a contributor to Fox News, told “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning that Epstein’s injuries were consistent with homicidal strangulation and “extremely unusual in suicidal hangings.”
Baden observed New York City’s official autopsy, according to the New York Times.
Baden, who has served as an expert defense witness in the trial of O.J. Simpson, also said his evidence isn’t conclusive yet. At the behest of the accused pedophile’s brother, he’s still in the process of investigating Epstein’s death, which left his alleged victims outraged.
Baden’s statements fall in line with “conspiracy theories” from right-wing groups like QAnon — and that have even been promoted by President Donald Trump — which claim that Epstein was killed.
But New York City’s chief medical examiner, Barbara Sampson, has said that Epstein died by suicide when he tied a bedsheet to his jail-cell bunk bed and knelt to the floor, using so much force that he broke bones in his neck.
The severe neck injuries were part of the reason people speculated that 66-year-old Epstein was murdered by strangulation, rather than died by suicide.
“It appears that this could have been a mistake,” Baden said of the medical examiner’s conclusions. “There’s evidence here of homicide that should be investigated, to see if it is or isn’t homicide.”