Doctor hired by family: Epstein injuries seem like homicide

In this Aug. 18, 2014, pathologist Dr. Michael Baden speaks during a news conference to share preliminary results of a second autopsy done on Michael Brown in St. Louis County, Mo. Baden, a pathologist hired by Jeffrey Epstein’s brother, says he believes the financier’s death at a New York City jail was a murder, not suicide. Baden told Fox News on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, that some injuries found on the 66-year-old Epstein‘s body “are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings” and more consistent with “homicidal strangulation.” (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Dr. Michael Baden raised his concerns Wednesday on Fox News.

A longtime forensic pathologist hired by Jeffrey Epstein’s brother says some evidence suggests Epstein died by homicidal strangulation, not suicide by hanging.

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.

The medical examiner says Wednesday she stands “firmly” behind her findings in response to Baden’s statement.

Experts have said the bone in question often breaks in suicidal hangings.

The city’s chief medical examiner, Dr. Barbara Sampson, who previously ruled that Mr. Epstein’s death was a suicide, dismissed Dr. Baden’s findings, according to the New York Times.

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.

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