Update at the end
Famed pathologist Dr. Michael Baden appeared on Fox & Friends this morning at the request of Jeffrey Epstein’s brother, who is concerned that if Jeffrey was murdered, other people might be at risk.
The disgraced sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his Manhattan federal prison cell in August, bore signs of homicide despite an official ruling that he killed himself, a famed forensic pathologist revealed to “Fox & Friends” in an exclusive interview Wednesday.
Epstein’s brother asked Baden to observe the autopsy and both he and the doctor who performed the autopsy felt they needed more information to determine a cause of death. He was surprised the cause of death was changed from ‘pending further information’ to ‘suicide.’
Baden believes Epstein’s death is more consistent with homicide, especially given the circumstances.
The camera in the cell was not functioning nor was the one outside his cell. Both guards fell asleep and no one was monitoring him. His roommate was moved out two days before.
About the breaks in Epstein’s hyoid and thyroid bones, he said, in his fifty years as a pathologist, he had never seen anything like this.
“I’ve not seen in 50 years where that occurred in a suicidal hanging case,” the 85-year-old medical pioneer told Fox News.
He also agreed that breaking three hyoid bones in his throat is consistent with a tremendous amount of pressure and homicide.
Epstein’s brother feels he’s getting the run-around and wants to know who and what the DNA results showed on the strips of sheets he allegedly used to hang himself.
According to The Daily Beast, The New York Medical Examiner called Dr. Baden’s claims a conspiracy theory.
“The original medical investigation was thorough and complete. There is no reason for a second medical investigation by our office,” said Dr. Barbara Sampson.
Dr. Baden didn’t ask for another investigation while on Fox & Friends but did want the reports of the DNA on the sheets used in the hanging. The Daily Beast didn’t mention the DNA.
The article goes on the bring up some of the more negative biographical events in Baden’s history. It also dismisses some of his claims.