An autopsy of convicted pedophile and alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein reportedly found that the wealthy financier had multiple broken bones in his neck which deepens the speculation surrounding his death last Saturday.
“Among the bones broken in Epstein’s neck was the hyoid bone, which in men is near the Adam’s apple,” The Washington Post reported. “Such breaks can occur in those who hang themselves, particularly if they are older, according to forensics experts and studies on the subject. But they are more common in victims of homicide by strangulation, the experts said.”
The New York Post reported on Monday that Epstein “was found hanging in his lower Manhattan jail cell with a bedsheet wrapped around his neck and secured to the top of a bunk bed” and “apparently killed himself by kneeling toward the floor and strangling himself.”
The revelation about the broken bones that were found in Epstein’s neck followed the revelation on Tuesday night that the two guards who were supposed to be monitoring him fell asleep for three hours and allegedly falsified prison records to cover up their actions.
“People familiar with the autopsy, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitive stage of the investigation, said Sampson’s office is seeking additional information on Epstein’s condition in the hours before his death,” The Washington Post added. “That could include video evidence of the jail hallways, which may establish whether anyone entered Epstein’s cell during the night he died; results of a toxicology screening to determine if there was any unusual substance in his body; and interviews with guards and inmates who were near his cell.”
The New York Post reported on Wednesday that Epstein’s last words to his lawyers were “I’ll see you Sunday.”
“The convicted pedophile also told his lawyers that the neck injuries he suffered in an earlier incident at the Metropolitan Correctional Center were inflicted by his hulking, ex-cop cellmate, which led the lawyers to request that he be taken off a suicide watch, according to a source familiar with Epstein’s case,” The New York Post added.
The source told The New York Post: “What he really wanted to do was get bail so he could cooperate.”
The Washington Post further noted that varying studies those who have committed suicide have found that 6-25% of them break the hyoid bone, which is one of the broken bones found in Epstein’s neck.
Epstein’s suicide came after the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) unsealed more than 2,000 documents in the case on Friday, including affidavits and depositions of key witnesses in a lawsuit against Epstein and socialite Ghislane Maxwell.
Included in the released documents were multiple high-profile people who are accused of engaging in sex with a woman who claims that she was forced to work for Epstein.
Among those accused by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, 33, are “prominent Democratic politicians — former Sen. George Mitchell and ex-New Mexico governor and Clinton cabinet official Bill Richardson,” Fox News reported.