There are certainly more important things to do than inspecting the corpse of a dead pedophile, but this seems more than a little hinky.

An autopsy found that financier Jeffrey Epstein sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones, according to two people familiar with the findings, deepening the mystery about the circumstances around his death.

Among the bones broken in Epstein’s neck was the hyoid bone, which in men is near the Adam’s apple. Such breaks can occur in those who hang themselves, particularly if they are older, according to forensics experts and studies on the subject. But they are more common in victims of homicide by strangulation, the experts said.
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Jonathan L. Arden, president of the National Association of Medical Examiners, said a hyoid can be broken in many circumstances but is more commonly associated with homicidal strangulation than suicidal hanging.

Arden, who was not involved in the Epstein autopsy, said that in general, a finding of a broken hyoid requires pathologists to conduct more extensive investigation. That investigation can include analysis of the location of the noose, how narrow the noose is, and if the body experienced any substantial drop in the course of the hanging.

Perhaps that’s why “there was shouting and shrieking” coming from Epstein’s cell the day he died, according to CBS News.

I don’t like trafficking in conspiracy theories but it’s a little convenient that Epstein suddenly died when he was about to cause so many problems for so many powerful people. It reminds me of that old Russian saying: ““Death solves all problems — no man, no problem.”

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