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Experts: Broken Bones in Jeffrey Epstein's Neck 'Are Common In Victims of Homicide by Strangulation'

(New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP)

When it was first reported that pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein had died in a maximum-security prison, supposedly by suicide, the internet was immediately ablaze with conspiracy theories. That’s not so strange considering that several people had warned beforehand that Epstein had dirt on many important people — people who would be well served by his untimely death.

An autopsy has now found, the Washington Post reports, that Epstein “sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones, according to two people familiar with the findings.” And that’s rather… interesting:

Among the bones broken in Epstein’s neck was the hyoid bone, which in men is near the Adam’s apple. Such breaks can occur in those who hang themselves, particularly if they are older, according to forensics experts and studies on the subject. But they are more common in victims of homicide by strangulation, the experts said.

Yes, this is a very significant fact. In other cases, causes of death were actually changed from “suicide” to “homicide” because of a broken hyoid:

In 2008, Ronnie L. White, a teenager accused of killing a police officer, died of an apparent suicide in a suburban Washington jail cell. But two days later, the cause of death was changed to homicide when a Maryland state medical examiner discovered the teen had a broken hyoid.

New York City’s chief medical examiner, Barbara Sampson, completed an autopsy on Sunday but has yet to give a final ruling. At the moment, the cause of death is still listed as “pending.”

According to the official story released by the authorities, Epstein’s guards fell asleep while on duty and failed to check on him for three hours, which supposedly gave him time enough to hang himself. Simultaneously, the camera system failed to work. Oh, and he magically found some tools to hang himself — in a maximum-security prison. And then there’s the fact that his cellmate was removed from his cell, meaning that Epstein was all alone, which “violated the jail’s procedures.”

As for me, I’m waiting to hear how he accidentally brutally stabbed himself in the back thirty times while sleeping.