This morning on Fox and Friends, Dr. Michael Baden, a famous forensic expert and a former New York City medical examiner said that at the end of the investigation he did on behalf of Jeffrey Epstein's brother, its findings are more consistent with homicidal strangulation than suicidal hanging.
Epstein, who was found hanging in his prison cell at the high-security Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, had been on suicide watch and was found after a "total breakdown" in security surveillance, Baden noted.
A forensic pathologist hired by Jeffrey Epstein's family said he believes Epstein's autopsy suggests homicide rather than suicide.
Baden, who was New York City's chief medical examiner in the late 1970s, said he hasn't seen the type of neck bone injuries Epstein suffered in a suicide in 50 years of death investigations.
"At the time of the autopsy, [Sampson] didn't think there was enough information to say suicide, so she put it 'pending further study, '" he asserted.
Baden said he went on Fox to discuss the matter because Epstein's brother, Mark, is concerned with what he sees as a lack of progress in the death investigation.
"Our investigation concluded that the cause of Mr. Epstein's death was hanging and the manner of death was suicide", Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson said in a statement. Epstein, Baden said, had fractures on either side of his larynx and one on the left hyoid bone.
"The prominent hemorrhage in the soft tissues of the neck next to the fractures is evidence of a fresh neck compression that could have caused the death", he told Fox.
This, Baden said, was "extremely unlikely".
Sampson ruled on August 10 that Epstein's death was a suicide.
Guards who were supposed to monitor him in his cell were said to have fallen asleep on duty, and video cameras outside Epstein's cell were not working, authorities said. He then questioned why the results of the DNA test have not been released yet.
Commentator Adam Stelter of CNN said the Post, correctly, reported that hyoid breaks are common in "victims of homicide by strangulation". "Neither has the information about who's DNA is on the ligature".
CNN's Sanjay Gupta said the Post had, despite the apparent angle of their report, presented results "more consistent with a suicidal hanging than a strangulation".