JEFFREY Epstein’s autopsy revealed the paedo suffered multiple breaks in his neck bones, according to reports. The disgraced financier, 66, is unde
JEFFREY Epstein’s autopsy revealed the paedo suffered multiple breaks in his neck bones, according to reports.
The disgraced financier, 66, is understood to have hanged himself in his jail cell on Saturday – just days after being taken off suicide watch.
During his autopsy, Epstein was found to have broken his hyoid bone, which is near the adam’s apple in men, according to the Washington Post.
Although hyoid breaks have been known to occur during a hanging, experts told the paper that the fracture is more common in victims of homicide by strangulation.
The report is likely to fuel conspiracy theories surrounding the ‘suicide’ of the predator ahead of his trial for allegedly running a child sex ring.
An autopsy was performed on Epstein’s body on Sunday, but officials said they needed more information before they can give an official cause of death.
“The Medical Examiner’s determination is pending further information at this time,” a statement said.
Epstein’s representatives were granted their request for a private pathologist to observe the autopsy – this is routine practice.
The Chief Medical Examiner said his office would deter to the other law agencies involved regarding investigations around the death.
The FBI is understood to be investigating the death given the nature of this case and out of an “abundance of caution”.
Guards on Epstein’s unit were working extreme overtime shifts to make up for staff shortages the day of his apparent suicide, reports claim.
A source said the Special Housing Unit was staffed with one guard working a fifth straight day of overtime and another working mandatory overtime.
The jail staff failed to follow protocols leading up to Epstein’s death, according to a report from The New York Times.
Epstein should have been checked on by guards in his cell every 30 minutes, but that didn’t happen the night before his apparent suicide, reports say.