Reports show that Epstein’s hyoid bone near his Adam’s apple was severed. Such broken bones can occur when a person hangs themselves, but more commonly occur when there is strangulation involved in homicide cases, The Post reported through sources.
The report is sure to fuel conspiracy theories that have raged since Epstein died. Multiple reports said he died by an apparent suicide, but his cause of death has not been officially determined. Since his death, Attorney General Bill Barr has said the Justice Department has learned of “serious irregularities” at the federal facility where Epstein was being held that are “deeply concerning.” He said officials “demand a serious investigation.” Barr also said the FBI and the DOJ’s Inspector General’s office will “get to the bottom of what happened and there will be accountability.”
Here’s what you need to know:
The Medical Examiner Previously Said the Cause of Death Determination Was Pending
In a statement obtained by Heavy, the Chief Medical Examiner on the case confirmed that an autopsy was performed on Jeffrey Epstein’s body, but that cause of death is pending.
“The ME’s determination is pending further information at this time. At the request of those representing the decedent, and with the awareness of the federal prosecutor, I allowed a private pathologist (Dr. Michael Baden) to observe the autopsy examination. This is routine practice,” the statement read.
“My office defers to the involved law enforcement agencies regarding other investigations around this death.”
As stated before, the most significant break in Epstein’s neck was the hyoid bone, which most commonly occurs during strangulation, but has occurred during suicide by hanging.
by – heavy.com