MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Some evidence suggests Palm Beach financier Jeffrey Epstein died by homicidal strangulation, not suicide by hanging, said a longtime forensic pathologist hired by Epstein’s brother.
Dr. Michael Baden raised concerns Wednesday on Fox News about the New York City medical examiner’s findings that ruled Epstein’s death a suicide. The autopsy report appeared to put much speculation about the 66-year-old financier’s death to rest.READ MORE: Miami Police Need Help Finding Missing Teen Mahogany Porter
The medical examiner says Wednesday she stands “firmly” behind her findings.READ MORE: Kendall Neighborhood Fights Back Against Planned Development On Norman Brothers Produce Property
Baden says Epstein’s injuries included fractures to the larynx and hyoid bone. He says he hasn’t seen that in a suicide in 50 years of death investigations, but cautioned that his observations were not conclusive.
Epstein was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center with a bedsheet around his neck on Aug. 10. He’d been held there since his July 6 arrest on sex trafficking charges.MORE NEWS: Report: 25 AR-15 Rifles Missing From Miami Police Department's Inventory
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