USA Today Interviews Forensic Pathologist: Broken Hyoid Bone “Almost Always” Murder
By Morgan Hines. Cyril Wecht, a forensic pathologist, told USA TODAY that he’s skeptical [that Epstein committed suicide].
“Fractures of the hyoid bone are almost always associated with manual strangulation,” Wecht said. “Because a hand gets up high underneath the chin of the victim.”
Wecht said that multiple breaks or fractures in neck bones are rare to find in suicidal hangings.
A fractured hyoid is possible from any blunt trauma to the neck. However, it is more common in a strangling than in a hanging, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
“Fractures of the hyoid bone in suicide hangings are rare and when you further keep in mind this was not a suicide hanging from stepping off a high ladder,” said Wecht. (Read more about the Epstein Injuries HERE)
Medical Professor: “More Likely” Epstein Was Murdered than Committed Suicide
By Law and Crime. According to a new report, Jeffrey Epstein‘s autopsy showed that the hyoid bone in his neck was fractured, indicating possible strangulation.
In a Fox News segment, Dr. Marc Siegal, an NYU Langone medical professor claimed that this bone being fractured increases the likelihood that Epstein was murdered.
“The hyoid bone in the neck being fractured and other fractures in the neck, make it more likely, and again, this is a percentage call, more likely that it was a homicide than a suicide,” Siegal said.
Dr. Marc Siegel on Jeffrey Epstein's death: "The hyoid bone in the neck being fractured and other fractures in the neck, make it more likely, and again, this is a percentage call, more likely that it was a homicide than a suicide" pic.twitter.com/tbHoWQrcyy
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Siegal later qualified his statements saying that it could have been either a suicide or a homicide, but that his suspicions have been raised. He also said that the answer will be revealed as to the nature of Epstein’s death because “if someone is attacked, [one can] see signs of the attack on the body.” (Read more from “Medical Professor: Epstein Injuries ‘Likely’ a Homicide” HERE)
Jeffrey Epstein Spent Time Alone With Young Woman in Prison’s Attorney Room
By Forbes. The day after he was taken off suicide watch, disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein spent at least two hours locked up alone with a young woman, in a private room reserved for inmates and their attorneys, according to an attorney who was visiting the prison that day.
“The optics were startling. Because she was young. And pretty,” said the visiting attorney, who asked that his name not be used because he didn’t want to create friction with the prison administration. He speculated the woman could be a lawyer—NBC News has reported that Epstein paid members of his team to sit with him in a room for eight hours a day for attorney-client meetings, allowing him to avoid his cell.
The visiting attorney went to the Manhattan Correctional Center on July 30, a day after Epstein was reportedly taken off suicide watch and transferred into the Special Housing Unit (SHU). During the hours the visiting attorney was present, it wasn’t Epstein’s main lawyer, Reid Weingarten, or other named attorneys who visited him. (Read more from “Jeffrey Epstein Spent Time Alone With Young Woman in Prison’s Attorney Room” HERE)