Saturday, November 2, 2019

Paedophile Jeffrey Epstein's body showed 'signs of homicide', pathologist says

Paedophile Jeffrey Epstein's body showed signs of homicide following his prison death, a famous pathologist has sensationally claimed.

The disgraced financier's death on August 10 was ruled a suicide by New York City's chief medical examiner.

Epstein, 66, was found hanging in his Manhattan jail cell - where he was awaiting trial on child sex trafficking charges he denied - and he was pronounced dead in hospital a short time later.

Almost three months on, Dr Michael Baden, who was hired by the paedophile's brother, Mark, to observe the post-mortem, suggested Epstein could have been strangled by someone in his cell.

In an interview with Fox News, Dr Baden - a former coroner in New York - rejected the official findings and claimed Epstein's body bore telltale signs of homicide in a move that is likely to fuel conspiracy theories.

The 85-year-old said Epstein had two fractures on the left and right sides of his larynx, specifically the Adam’s apple, and a broken left hyoid bone above the Adam’s apple.

Dr Baden, who has probed cases involving OJ Simpson, President John F Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jnr, said: “I think that the evidence points toward homicide rather than suicide.

“Those three fractures are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation."

In his 50-year career he has not seen a suicidal hanging case where those injuries have occurred, he said, adding: “Hanging does not cause these broken bones. Homicide does.”

There were also haemorrhages in Epstein’s eyes that were common in homicidal strangulation and uncommon in suicidal hangings, he added.