The mystery around Jeffrey Epstein’s death continues, but the new autopsy is making us even more suspicious.
The autopsy for the recently deceased multimillionaire at the center of a sex trafficking ring has just completed. We reported a couple of days ago that Epstein died of an “apparent suicide,” as described by the authorities. But while Manhattan police swore that the prime suspect, who connected several politicians and even British royalty to the prostitution scandal, died by hanging himself, the autopsy says otherwise.
As the Washington Post reports, the broken bones in Epstein’s neck show possible signs of strangulation.
“Among the bones broken in Epstein’s neck was the hyoid bone, which in men is near the Adam’s apple. 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 hyoid bone is protected in the front and sides by the mandible and in the back by the spine. It is mobile. Less than 0.002% of fractures involve the hyoid. Only 31 cases of traumatic hyoid fracture other than strangulation have been documented. Jeffrey Epstein aint number 32.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) August 15, 2019
This autopsy by New York City’s chief medical examiner Barbara Sampson is the latest in ongoing bizarre circumstances surrounding the death of Epstein. This revelation follows reports that officers at the Metropolitan Correctional Center broke protocol and failed to properly monitor him. Corrections officers failed to check on the suspect for several hours before finding him hanging in his cell. In addition, there were several other mistakes like cameras not working and falsified logs.
Despite these circumstances and the new autopsy, experts are saying not to jump the gun with sudden conclusions. More has to be researched. In fact, the medical examiner herself says that this one factor can’t provide a conclusive answer in itself.
“In all forensic investigations, all information must be synthesized to determine the cause and manner of death. Everything must be consistent; no single finding can be evaluated in a vacuum.”
We’ll keep you updated as the case continues.
Sources: Washington Post,