By, Jordan Peltz, Anna Tzetsky
From the Cameras that were trained on Epstein’s jail cell, went conveniently dark that night, malfunctioning at just the right time and failing to record Epstein’s suicide, to the "new prison guards that didn't actually work there" falling asleep during his suicide, the truth is more clear and damning than ever.
The body of disgraced money man and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his Manhattan federal prison cell in August, bore telltale signs of homicide despite an official ruling that he killed himself, a pioneering forensic pathologist revealed to “Fox & Friends” in an exclusive interview Wednesday.
The bombshell claim by Dr. Michael Baden, a former New York City medical examiner who has worked on high-profile cases during a five-decade medical career, is certain to reignite suspicions that surfaced immediately after Epstein, who was awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges involving underage girls, was discovered dead in his cell on Aug. 10.
Baden, who was hired by Epstein’s brother and observed the autopsy, told Fox News its findings are more consistent with homicidal strangulation than suicidal hanging. He noted that the 66-year-old Epstein 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, Baden told Fox News.
Epstein died by hanging in his jail cell back in August. He had just been transferred to a “special housing unit” within the Metropolitan Detention Center in New York City in order to provide him with greater protection. At the time, he was facing dozens of sex trafficking charges stemming from years spent allegedly shuttling young women between several of his massive homes, so that he and his friends could use them for sex.
Although Epstein’s death was quickly ruled a suicide — he had already attempted to hang himself once, just two weeks before and strips from the sheet on his bed was left tied around his neck — details of his final hours, released days and even weeks later, seemed to cast a pall of uncertainty over the whole affair.
Cameras, trained on Epstein’s jail cell, went conveniently dark that night, malfunctioning at just the right time and failing to record Epstein’s suicide. The accused pedophile had recently been taken off suicide watch and two jail guards, assigned to check up on Epstein every thirty minutes, “failed to follow procedure” according to Reuters leaving the accused pedophile alone for an extended period of time.
There’s also the matter of a small chin bone — the “hyoid bone” — that forms a horseshoe just underneath the chin around where a human’s skull connects to his spine, just above the Adam’s Apple.