Nothing we were told has been true…
Dr. Michael Baden, a former New York City medical examiner with experience in high profile cases, says that Jeffrey Epstein’s injuries are more in line with homicide than suicide.
Epstein was awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking minors when he was found dead in his prison cell on Aug. 10.
The official cause of death was given as suicide, but there have been rumors and speculation that Epstein was murdered to keep quiet.
— Wojciech Pawelczyk 🇵🇱🇺🇸 (@PolishPatriotTM) October 30, 2019
It was the subject of many conspiracy theories on the Internet who believe that his connection to high profile figures led to his demise.
Baden told Fox News that Epstein, 66, “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,” Fox News reported.
He said that the injuries were more consistent with a homicidal strangulation than the injuries seen in a suicidal hanging.
“Those three fractures are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation,” he said.
“I’ve not seen in 50 years where that occurred in a suicidal hanging case,” Baden, who has investigated cases like OJ Simpson, Martin Luther King Jr, and JFK, said.
“The prominent hemorrhage in the soft tissues of the neck next to the fractures is evidence of a fresh neck compression that could have caused the death,” he said.
Dr. Baden did caution that “The investigation is not completed until all the information has come in.”
He said that evidence on the bed sheet that was used to end the life of Epstein would provide more details in the death.
“Whoever it is would have their DNA all over the ligature (weapon),” Baden said. “We don’t have those results yet.”
But, he said, the results on the sheet “should be reported quickly to give an idea and lessen the speculation.”
“It appears that this could have been a mistake,” he said, of the New York City Medical Examiner’s decision to call it a suicide.
“There’s evidence here of homicide that should be investigated, to see if it is or isn’t homicide,” the 85-year-old Baden said.
Src: The Federalist Papers