The injuries that led to Jeffrey Epstein’s death are more common in victims of homicide by strangulation than suicide, according to leaked portions of the autopsy report, casting more doubt on the narrative surrounding his alleged suicide.
“An autopsy found that financier Jeffrey Epstein suffered multiple breaks in his neck bones, according to two people familiar with the findings,” reported The Washington Post.
“Among the bones broken in Epstein’s neck was the hyoid bone, which in men is near the Adam’s apple,” the report stated.
While similar breaks “can occur in those who hang themselves, particularly if they are older,” they are “more common in victims of homicide by strangulation,” according to experts.
The office of New York City’s chief medical examiner, Barbara Sampson, completed an autopsy of Epstein’s body Sunday, but the cause of death is still listed as “pending.”
The narrative surrounding Epstein’s alleged suicide was already collapsing given a series of unusual coincidences and conflicting reports.
As was previously reported, shouting and shrieking were heard from Jeffrey Epstein’s cell the morning he died, including someone shouting “breathe, Epstein, breathe,” directly contradicting a previous media report that quoted an inmate in a nearby cell as saying he heard nothing that morning.
Despite being required to check on inmates every 30 minutes, Epstein was not checked on for “several” hours before his death, while his cellmate was moved (against protocol) the day before his death “for reasons not immediately clear.”