A forensic pathologist has claimed that Jeffrey Epstein was likely murdered and did not hang himself, the Daily Mail reported.
The pathologist claims Epstein had burst capillaries in his eyes which is consistent with manual strangulation and not hanging. Dr. Baden was among physicians in the room when Epstein’s autopsy took place.
During an interview with Dr. Oz, pathologist Dr. Michael Baden examined photographs of Epstein’s eyes and other parts of his lifeless body taken during his autopsy.
Baden says it is highly unusual that the cause of his death went from being undetermined during its ruling to suicide by hanging five days later.
Here are the things Dr. Baden had issues with:
1. The noose that was supposedly used in Epstein’s “suicide” was not consistent with the ligature marks around Epstein’s neck.
2. If Epstein had hanged himself, the blood would have pooled in his legs, making them purple or bluish. Epstein’s legs are shown in autopsy pictures to be pale white!
3. The timeline with which his death was ruled a suicide is highly unusual. His death went from undetermined to suicide in a matter of five days.
Chief among them are the burst capillaries and the fact that the colour in his lower legs was pale and not purple or blueish which, he says, would have likely been the case had he hanged himself from his bunk bed as officials say he did.
‘In a hanging, the arteries and the blood vessels, the veins are both clogged off and the person is pale. The face is pale,’ Dr Baden said.
‘It suffocates you, no blood goes up there,’ Dr Oz continued.
Dr. Michael Baden went on: ‘That’s right. No blood coming in or out…. with a manual strangulation, there’s a backup of a pressure and the little capillaries can rupture and they’re best seen in the eye.’
Dr. Baden also revealed why the pale colour of Epstein’s legs raises another question for him.
‘The blood settles after we die. The so-called lividity, if you’re hanging, the lividity is on the lower part on the legs.
‘These would be like maroon/purple, front and back and they aren’t.’
His interpretation of the autopsy backs up claims from Epstein’s estate and conspiracy theorists that he was murdered in August in his cell in the Metropolitan Correctional Center and did not hang himself.
At the time, Epstein was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. Dozens of women have accused him of trafficking them when they were underage girls and pimping them out to his wealthy and well-known friends.