The New York Times reported Tuesday that Jeffrey Epstein purportedly tied a bed sheet to the top bunk in his cell and threw himself forward. Today, however, the results of the autopsy indicate that Epstein had multiple broken bones in his neck. That evidence is consistent with homicidal strangulation rather than suicide by hanging. Washington Post:

Among the bones broken in Epstein’s neck was the hyoid bone, which in men is near the Adam’s apple. 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 office of New York City’s chief medical examiner, Barbara Sampson, completed an autopsy of Epstein’s body Sunday. But Sampson listed the cause of his death as pending

The details add to the bizarre circumstances surrounding Epstein’s death, which have launched a wave of questions and conspiracy theories about how he could have died in federal custody. Even President Trump has egged on speculation, without evidence, that Epstein — whose alleged victims say they were pushed to have sex with his powerful and celebrity friends — might have been killed to keep him from spilling the secrets of others. […]

Jonathan L. Arden, president of the National Association of Medical Examiners, said a hyoid can be broken in many circumstances, but is more commonly associated with homicidal strangulation than suicidal hanging.

The coroner’s office is seeking information on Epstein’s condition before his death. Video evidence of the hallway still has not been provided. Also, results of a toxicology screening to see if there were any unusual substances in his body have not been provided.

This does deepen the mystery about what happened to Epstein. Again, not jumping down the CT rabbit hole just yet, but this is an interesting development.

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25 Comments on "Autopsy Reveals Jeffrey Epstein Had Broken Neck Bones, Consistent With Death By Strangulation"

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Conspiracy theories? Really?
What a surprise.


What do you mean, “What a surprise?” Ursula deserves much better than this comment.


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Time to start charging Barr with being the idiot he is … TOTALLY responsible for this circus of errors IF INDEED it was not something more sinister on his part, either way, he IS the top responsible person, SO in respect to his office and the USA, he should immediately resign and turn ALL of the details over to the House investigators as any less, since he has already burned a couple of very large bridges, maybe charge Barr with capital murder by negligence …? Manslaughter by ignoring his responsibilities? The most important person of interest EVER in the recent… Read more »
Lil Blue Sock
I dunno…….if someone did deep six Epstein, being the madame, Maxwell still is able to tell the tale, so in my opinion, that renders the theory moot. Now if Maxwell has an unfortunate “accident” or dies of a mysterious “sudden illness” leaving no direct witnesses, I would say the theory is spot on. I can see how Epstein could have easily broken bones in his neck by sitting on the top bunk, tying the sheet with about a foot length between his neck and the top bunk rail and falling head first towards the floor…..the sudden jerk would be rather… Read more »

Good attention to detail, Blue. It’s worth remembering that a proper hanging that gives the neck a clean snap would require six feet. Any less than that and it gets seriously messy. Usually the latter category of hangings DO die from strangulation.

Lone Wolf
If he had a bunk in his cell, he most likely could not have hung himself from just that, he would have straddled it after falling over and suffocated but that’s not likely either, for his neck to have been broken, he would’ve had to be much higher up and dropped without hitting the floor/ground. Strangling is compression of the neck that may lead to unconsciousness or death by causing an increasingly hypoxic state in the brain. Fatal strangling typically occurs in cases of violence, accidents, and as the auxiliary lethal mechanism in hangings in the event the neck does… Read more »
Jason Miciak
You might note, that The Daily Beast had a story yesterday – that I might write on today – on “where in the world is Ghislaine” – inferring that no one will confirm her whereabouts. She could be attempting to hide from liability, though I suspect she has enough property in the U.S. that someone could attach a judgment to it, and she could be trying to hide just to be away from prying eyes. But, apparently, she IS trying to hide, which is also what someone would do if they were in fear. I doubt that she’ll be killed,… Read more »
gettin too old for this sh!t
gettin too old for this sh!t

i still want to see that tox screen. Just for shits and giggles.

Nick Sullivan

We really need to stop this. Many jailhouse suicides actually do strangle themselves from a kneeling position, which does break those particular bones. We’re supposed to be the reality-based community and this is almost Pizzagate territory.


That photo is Not Jeffrey Epstein. Look at his inner ear. The ear is like a fingerprint those two ears are not a match

Carol O
I’ve assumed that the comparison pictures were there for a reason, to show they are two different people. Is the old guy in the top photo ‘supposed’ to be Epstein? It’s obvious from the two lower pics that those are two different people. The nose is different, the eybrows and forehead are different, the hair color is different. If they are passing the top picture off as Epstein, it just confirms what I’ve thought all along. Epstein’s death was faked and he was smuggled out of custody and this ‘body double’ put in his place. It’s never made sense to… Read more »