Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy determined the convicted pedophile suffered multiple broken neck bones, according to a report.
One of the breaks was to Epstein’s hyoid bone, an injury that experts told the Washington Post is more common in homicide victims.
The discoveries were disclosed to the paper by two people familiar with the findings of the autopsy, which was completed on Sunday, but warranted more information by the Medical Examiner’s Office before it makes a final cause-of-death ruling.
“Today, a medical examiner performed the autopsy of Jeffrey Epstein,” said Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson in a statement Sunday night.
“The ME’s determination is pending further information at this time. At the request of those representing the decedent, and with the awareness of the federal prosecutor, I allowed a private pathologist (Dr. Michael Baden) to observe the autopsy examination. This is routine practice.”
Sampson’s office didn’t answer a request for comment from the Washington Post about the injuries.
Epstein was found dead of an apparent suicide in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center early Saturday. He was being held there without bail since his July arrest on sex trafficking charges.
The Washington Post spoke to Jonathan Arden, president of the National Association of Medical Examiners, who said a broken hyoid bone — which is near the Adam’s apple — is more common in strangulation murders than suicidal hangings.
“If, hypothetically, the hyoid bone is broken, that would generally raise questions about strangulation, but it is not definitive and does not exclude suicidal hanging,” said Arden, who is not involved with the Epstein autopsy.
Numerous studies were also cited by the paper that found hyoid bone breaks were detected in a minority of suicidal hangings. One such study conducted from 2010 to 2013 that looked at suicidal hangings in India found that hyoid damage was present in just 16 of 264 cases, or 6 percent.
The psychology behind the painting and the fact that Epstein hung it in a prominent place at his home, would keep a therapist busy for years.
But, according to the ME’s final report, it was 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.”
How neat, tidy, and convenient. The AG wants further proof:
Attorney General William Barr said officials have uncovered “serious irregularities” at the jail. The FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general are both investigating Epstein’s death.
Jail guards on duty the night of Epstein’s death are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they were checking on inmates every half-hour as required, The Associated Press reported, citing several people familiar with the matter. AP also reported that a guard in Epstein’s unit was working a fifth straight day of overtime, while another was working mandatory overtime.
U.S. District Judge Richard Berman, who was to preside over the criminal case against Epstein, asked the jail’s warden this week for answers about the July 23 episode in which Epstein was found injured, writing in a letter Monday that it had “never been definitively explained.”
Some of the prison staffers haven’t been very forthcoming about the conditions at the facility.
The whole thing stinks to high heaven. Epstein ran a human trafficking business with underage girls and the clients were high-profile politicians, entertainers, and corporate CEOs.
Investigative journalist Conchita Sarnoff revealed on Fox News that there were indeed “underage girls” on Jeffrey Epstein’s plane when Bill Clinton flew on it.
Hillary covered up a pedophile ring and prostitution in her own state department.
Robert Mueller was FBI director when Epstein was given a lenient 13 month jail stint for his years of child sex abuse.
Robert Mueller and James Comey worked with the attorney that stepped in at the last minute to hide the identity of someone powerful and rich involved in the case. (Clinton)
He had enough dirt on these shitbags to put them in prison for life. He was already convicted and sentenced. He had nothing to lose except his life.
AG Barr needs to pursue this until all of the pedophiles who kept Epstein in business are hauled off to prison. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to charge Mueller and Comey with obstruction of justice.