There is a good deal of controversy surrounding the death of child-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein who was found dead in his jail cell on August 10th. According to the New York Post, "New York City’s former chief medical examiner insisted Wednesday that Jeffrey Epstein’s death was a homicide."
Appearing on Fox and Friends, Dr. Michael Baden, forensic pathologist claimed that Epstein's injuries were more consistent with strangulation than with a suicide. He further went on to call upon law enforcement to dig deeper into how Epstein died.
Baden who was hired by the brother of Epstein claimed that Epstein had two fractures on the left and right sides of his larynx — the thyroid cartilage or Adam’s apple the left hyoid bone above the Adam’s apple, and that “Those three fractures are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation.”
Baden's findings directly contradict those of New York City Medical Examiner Barbara Sampson, who ruled that the cause of death was a suicide.
After the autopsy, it was revealed that there were several circumstances that could lead someone to believe that foul play was involved. Security was not present at the time of Epstein's death, and that several cameras had been inoperable. Two prison officers were suspended, as well as the warden at the Metropolitan Correctional Center had been reassigned.
It is important to note that U. S. Attorney General William Barr has an ongoing investigation into the death of Epstein.