Jeffery Epstein's autopsy 'points to homicide', claims forensic pathologist
A pathologist hired by the brother of the late billionaire Jeffrey Epstein claims that forensic evidence suggests Epstein bore telltale signs of "homicidal strangulation."
On an appearance on TV show Fox & Friends, Dr. Michael Baden stated that the body of Epstein, who was awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges, featured a number of injuries that "are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation."
Watch Dr. Baden's statement on Epstein's cause of death below:
Baden, who has probed cases involving OJ Simpson, President John F Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jnr, added: "I think that the evidence points toward homicide rather than suicide ... Hanging does not cause these broken bones. Homicide does ... I’ve not seen in 50 years where that occurred in a suicidal hanging case."
The Fox News contributor, who according to the news channel has examined more than 20,000 bodies during his career, has also stressed that his independent study had not concluded. “The investigation is not completed until all the information has come in,” he advised.
Epstein was last seen alive on the evening of August 9, after his cellmate was reportedly transferred out. As per the New York Times, no new replacement cellmate was brought in. Furthermore, the two security cameras in front of Epstein's cell allegedly malfunctioned at the time.
Check out the full interview with the pathologist below:
Jeffery Epstein was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center 6:30 am on August 10, 2019. Emergency responders were called and he was taken to a hospital, but they were unable to resuscitate him. The Bureau of Prisons and U.S. Attorney General William Barr claimed that Epstein's death an apparent suicide, but the circumstances of his death are still being investigated by the Justice Department.