(Tea Party 247) – In a stunning exclusive interview on Wednesday, pathologist Dr. Michael Baden told the hosts of Fox & Friends that the injuries sustained by pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein when he allegedly hung himself in his Manhattan jail cell in August are more consistent with homicide than suicide.
Baden, a former New York City medical examiner who has worked on several high-profile cases in the course of his five decades in medicine, explained that Epstein had two fractures on the left and right sides of his larynx, specifically the thyroid cartilage or Adam’s apple, as well as one fracture on the left hyoid bone above the Adam’s apple.
“Those three fractures are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation,” Baden, also a Fox News contributor, said.
Baden explained that if a person weighed 120 pounds and their head weighed 10 pounds, there would be 110 pounds of pressure on their neck and jaw during a hanging.
However, if someone placed a hand around the person’s neck and squeezed, it would double, even triple, the pressure on the neck, he said.
Epstein’s eyes also had hemorrhages that are common in homicidal strangulation but uncommon in suicidal hangings, although not unheard of, Baden also revealed.
“The prominent hemorrhage in the soft tissues of the neck next to the fractures is evidence of a fresh neck compression that could have caused the death,” Baden said.
The experienced pathologist also stressed that his independent study was not complete.
“The investigation is not completed until all the information has come in,” he said.
In August, Epstein was found dead in his prison cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.
He was there awaiting trial for charges of child sex trafficking after decades of such accusations and even a brief stint in the correctional system in Florida in the aughts.
Because he was awaiting trial in federal prison, Baden noted, it was federal authorities who had jurisdiction over the investigation into his death.
He said that he and Epstein’s family are unaware of what the feds have done in the course of their own investigation into the mysterious death.
He explained that a key piece of evidence would be the item that was used to strangle Epstein.
“Whoever it is would have their DNA all over the ligature,” he said. “We don’t have those results yet,” he added, saying those results “should be reported quickly to give an idea and lessen the speculation.”
He also noted the “total breakdown” of security on the day that Epstein died, something which has done nothing to lessen the wild speculation into what really happened on that fateful day.
After Epstein’s death, the New York City medical examiner Barbara Sampson ruled it a suicide. However, Biden said this is not definitive.
“It appears that this could have been a mistake,” Baden said. “There’s evidence here of homicide that should be investigated, to see if it is or isn’t homicide.”
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After Baden’s interview, however, Sampson stood by her findings.
“Our investigation concluded that the cause of Mr. Epstein’s death was hanging and the manner of death was suicide. We stand by that determination,” she told Fox News in a statement. “We continue to share information around the medical investigation with Mr. Epstein’s family, their representatives, and their pathology consultant.
“The original medical investigation was thorough and complete,” she continued, adding that “there is no reason for a second medical investigation by our office.”
Epstein’s death came as no surprise, and the fact that his injuries are far more consistent with homicide than suicide come as no surprise either.
Now let’s see if we can actually get to the bottom of this so that the people who wanted their secrets buried with Epstein will come to justice.