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A new report on the autopsy performed on Jeffrey Epstein in the wake of his alleged suicide while in federal custody is doing little to tamp down rampant speculation that the official narrative does not hold water.
According to the Washington Post, which spoke to sources familiar with the autopsy report, a bone in Epstein’s neck was broken, which although not definitive, is more frequently associated with strangulation by force than suicide by hanging.
From the Washington Post:
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.
Broken hyoid bones, the Post writes, have been used to disprove official narratives about jail and prison suicides, reclassifying them as murders.
The information sent the internet into a frenzy of speculation.
Epstein was reported dead on Aug. 10 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. Numerous rich and powerful figures were known to be in Epstein’s orbit, leading to the widespread believe there’s more to his suicide than people are being told.
It's going to be very interesting to see what attempts, if any, are made to fit this into the official narrative. I think we may be at a point where they just don't tryhttps://t.co/H1B84ENUoZ— Texas Chainsaw Menaker 🐄🔨 (@willmenaker) August 15, 2019
The single highest profile person in US custody was very, very obviously murdered while awaiting trial, I think whoever is ultimately responsible basically wants you to understand this and be driven insane by it— Texas Chainsaw Menaker 🐄🔨 (@willmenaker) August 15, 2019
The stories out of the Metropolitan Correctional Center surrounding the night Epstein died have been fueling the flames of a conspiracy all week. It’s been reported that the guards on watch that night were sleeping, and may have falsified logs saying they checked in on Epstein.
OMG broken bones in his neck? Murder mystery? who is the killer & why? #cnn #cbc #ctv #cnbc #msnbc #nbc #abc #cbs #bbc #cgtn #cctv #nbc #cbs #abc #china #korea #japan #france #germany #toronto— JustFixItNow (@JustFixItNow) August 15, 2019
Report: Epstein autopsy finds broken bones in his neckhttps://t.co/sjfI72TWJh
The Post article notes that while some older people could break their neck bones while hanging themselves, the odds of that are much lower than it happening during foul play.
It’s just another mystery in a story that’s been full of them.
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David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]