A famous New York forensic pathologist who participated in the autopsy of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein showed new evidence that his death was due to a strangulation homicide and not a suicide, as officially announced.
Michael Baden, 85, with more than 50 years of experience, hired by the brother of the deceased sex offender, shared on “The Dr. Oz Show”—later broadcast on Fox News—unpublished photos of Epstein’s body that showed, among other things, the broken capillaries in his eye sockets.
The expert said on Thursday that this type of eye injury does not usually occur in hanging suicides but is typical of strangulation murders.
“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 according to the Daily Mail. In that case, “No blood is coming or going,” he added.
However, “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,” he continued.
He also pointed out that Epstein’s lower legs of his inert body would have turned blue or purple if he had hanged himself from his bed. Instead, they were pale.
“The blood settles after we die. The so-called lividity, if you’re hanging, the lividity is on the lower part on the legs,” determined Baden. “These would be like maroon/purple, front and back and they aren’t,” he detailed.
Baden also pointed out that the knot Epstein allegedly tied in the sheet with which he killed himself—according to the official version—could not have caused the wounds and marks on his neck.
“Doesn’t follow the furrow, number one. Number two, there’s no evidence that there’s any blood or tissue on any of the part of the loop,” Baden said. “The problem I think why we’re here today, five months later, is that there’s been a total lack of transparency in what happened to Epstein,” he said.
Congressional hearings on Epstein
In fact, Baden’s statement coincides with those made by Sen.John Kennedy (R-L.A.), in late 2019.
At a congressional hearing following Epstein’s controversial death, he told Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Kathleen Hawk Sawyer that more and more Americans believe the 66-year-old convicted pedophile did not take his own life, as New York officials announced.
“Christmas decorations, drywall, and Jerry Epstein. Name three things that don’t hang themselves,” Kennedy said, purposely confusing Epstein’s first name for Jerry. “That’s what the American people think,” he determined.
“That’s what the American people think, and it deserves some answers,” he challenged the American prison chief. “I know you’re not in charge of these investigations, but talk to the people who are. And I need you to get a very respectful message today,” she added.
“Tell the American people what happened. And don’t be in a hurry, don’t stop doing a thorough investigation,” Kennedy continued. “But you and I know that you can make this a priority and do this faster than you would normally do. You need to do it. And I would like you to convey that message,” he concluded.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), also regretted how Epstein died “before he had a chance to testify about his crimes, about his misdeeds, and about the other powerful men who were complicit in that sexual abuse,” Fox News quoted.
“That was a moment that shocked this country,” Cruz said. “There were powerful men who wanted to silence Jeffrey Epstein,” she said after the prison chief admitted that the FBI was investigating the possibility that Epstein’s death had been a crime.
A high-profile child exploitation network
At the time of his death, Epstein was awaiting trial on charges of leading a child trafficking and sexual exploitation network involving major figures and members of the world elite.
His disputed suicide took place after he was transferred to a maximum security suicide prison—he had attempted to commit suicide on one occasion. However, he was inexplicably removed from surveillance and his cellmate shortly before his death, and the guards also failed to carry out the mandatory checks.