The Washington Post reported late Wednesday night that the autopsy of Jeffrey Epstein revealed he had several broken bones in his neck consistent with but, not conclusively proving strangulation.
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The finding explains the delayed report by the medical examiner on the cause of death for Epstein.
The autopsy found Epstein suffered several broken bones in his neck including the Hyoid bone that is regularly broken during strangulation or homicide.
On Thursday Dr. Mark Siegel explained what this autopsy means in the investigation on Epstein’s death.
Dr. Mark Siegel: It certainly increased the chances that this was a murder than a suicide. Let me tell you why. The hyoid bone which is right here in the neck, a U-shaped bone… In his case the autopsy is now revealing that multiple bones were broken in his neck including the hyoid. The hyoid bone might break in strangulation about one-third to one-half of the time. In suicide, hanging, it might break 6-10% of the time, depending on which study you look at… Much less percentage. But in order to break that bone and multiple bones in the neck, David, you’ have to exert a lot of force if it’s a hanging. I don’t want to get to graphic here but he supposedly hung himself off a bunk bed with sheets. I’m thinking more a rope with a height.
Via Bulls and Bears: