National Gun Forum banner

Epstein Had Multiple Broken Bones In Neck, Common In Homicide By Strangulation

322 Views 3 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  Mad Scientist
August 14, 2019

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.
See less See more
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Hyoid fractures in purported hangings are almost always associated with suspension hangings. Suicidal hangings in closets, wall lockers, jail cells, etc. result in strangulation but almost never with enough force to fracture the hyoid bone.

From the New York Post: Numerous studies were also cited by the paper that found hyoid bone breaks were found in the minority of suicidal hangings. One such study conducted from 2010 to 2013 that looked at suicidal hangings in India found that hyoid damage was present in just 16 of 264 cases.

There are eight bones in the neck. Seven cervical vertebrae and one hyoid. It takes considerable force to fracture a cervical vertebra, let alone two or more of them.
Lol! I’m shocked! I thought it was a true suicide and he did it to himself. He had so much to give the country. Truly sad. Hopefully officials can get his story of bravery out to the world. The work he did with troubled teens. We have to review how he lived such a good and inspiring life, giving full credit to his close friends, (sic)
With the friends Epstein had, who needs enemies.
  • Like
Reactions: 1
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.