(Tea Party PAC) – “Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself” has become the ubiquitous social media meme as evidence continues to mount that the pedophile billionaire did not, in fact, take his own life at the Manhattan Metropolitan Correctional Center in August while awaiting trial for charges of child sex trafficking.
According to Epstein’s brother, the financier had “unexplained” injuries on his wrists and shoulders at the time of his death.
Speaking to Fox News on Wednesday night, Mark Epstein claimed that the injuries had been discovered during his brother’s autopsy.
He also urged the Justice Department to publish all of the medical examiner files in his brothers’ case, including any microscopic slides and photos. Epstein said he plans to use the evidence to independently verify the cause of death.
“Those are unexplained. Was he handcuffed and struggled? Was someone holding his wrists? The marks on his wrist are unexplained,” Epstein’s brother told Fox News.
On Wednesday, the New York City’s chief medical examiner stood by her office’s conclusion that Jeffrey Epstein had taken his own life in spite of claims from last week that a forensic pathologist hired by Epstein’s brother that injuries found in the autopsy were more consistent with homicide than suicide.
Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson affirmed in the statement that Jeffrey Epstein’s death had been caused by suicide by hanging.
“We continue to share information around the medical investigation with Mr. Epstein’s family, with their representatives and their pathology consultant. The original medical investigation was thorough and complete. There is no reason for a second medical investigation by our office,” Sampson said.
The forensic pathologist she was refuting, Dr. Michael Baden, suggested on Fox News last week that it was more likely that Jeffrey Epstein had been strangled.
Baden observed the autopsy conducted by city officials after being hired by Mark Epstein.
“I think that the evidence points to homicide rather than suicide,” Baden told the hosts of Fox and Friends last week.
He also noted that Jeffrey Epstein had two fractures on the left and right sides of his larynx and another on the left hyoid bone, which he said are “extremely unusual” in cases of suicidal hanging and more consistent with homicidal strangulation.
“I’ve not seen in 50 years where that occurred in a suicidal hanging case,” he said.
Biden also noted there were hemorrhages in Epstein’s eyes that he said are far more common in homicidal strangulation than suicidal hangings.
He said, however, that his independent study is not yet complete.
“The investigation is not completed until all the information has come in,” he said.
Jeffrey Epstein was found unresponsive on August 10 while being held in federal custody on sex trafficking charges.