MYSTERY: Epstein’s Body Claimed by Unidentified ‘Associate’
Jeffrey Epstein’s body was claimed from the New York City medical examiner’s office by an unidentified ‘associate.’
NBC News reported:
Jeffrey Epstein’s body has been claimed from the New York City medical examiner’s office, a source close to the investigation told NBC News on Wednesday.
The person who claimed Epstein’s body was described only as an “Epstein associate.”
Jeffrey Epstein was reportedly found hanging in his jail cell from his bunk bed with a prison bedsheet wrapped around his head, according to a law enforcement source who spoke to the New York Post.
Epstein, who is 6 feet tall, reportedly secured the bedsheet to the top bunk bed and wrapped the sheet around his neck.
Many close to Epstein fear he was murdered and CBS News, citing an unnamed source, also reported on Tuesday that “shrieking and shouting” was heard coming from Epstein’s cell on the morning of his death. The source also said they heard corrections officers saying “breathe, Epstein, breathe,” while trying to revive him.
Epstein’s autopsy showed he had broken neck bones which is common in homicide by strangulation.
Among the broken bones in Epstein’s neck was the hyoid bone which can be broken during a hanging if the individual is older, however it is more common in a homicide by strangulation, according to forensics experts.
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