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: Erika Verdecia's Confessed Murderer Eric Pierson Had Other Victims
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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: Accused Hollywood Cop Killer Jason Banegas Transferred To Broward Jail
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