Disgraced billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein died of murder not suicide, a forensic pathologist said.
New York City’s famed former chief medical examiner Dr Michael Baden insisted Wednesday that Epstein’s autopsy was more consistent with homicidal strangulation not suicide.
Baden, who was hired by Epstein’s brother Mark Epstein to examine the autopsy, made the bombshell claim on Fox & Friends, explaining that Epstein had three fractures in his neck and throat that indicate Epstein was strangled.
‘Hanging does not cause these broken bones and homicide does,’ Baden said.
Epstein had been awaiting trial for federal sex trafficking charges in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, where he was found dead in his cell on August 10 of an apparent hanging.
Baden, who has examined more than 20,000 bodies, said: ‘Those three fractures are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation. I’ve not seen in 50 years where that occurred in a suicidal hanging case.’
Epstein’s death has been shrouded in mystery after the two guards who were supposed to be monitoring the area of his cell allegedly fell asleep at the time – and two security cameras aimed at the cell malfunctioned at the same time.
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Baden said prison security had experienced a ‘total breakdown’ in procedure. He said that his study was not yet complete, adding that he hoped to examine the sheet, or cloth, was used in Epstein’s death.
He said if someone killed Epstein ‘would have their DNA all over the ligature,’ but added, ‘We don’t have those results yet.’
Baden said Mark Epstein hired him because, ‘The brother is concerned that if [Epstein] was murdered, then other people who have information might be at risk.’
‘If they think he has information, his life could be in jeopardy.’