Barbara Sampson, the New York City's Chief Medical Examiner, ruled that Epstein's death was a suicide by hanging.

Given the broken bones found in Epstein's neck, and the plethora of circumstantial evidence surrounding his death, doesn't homicide seem more likely?

Is Jeffry Epstein's manner of death consistent with a suicide?

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    Broken bones in the neck are also consistent with hanging – PC Luddite Jun 2 '20 at 2:50
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    regardless of what you are skeptical of, it's extremely common and consistent that bones are broken in the neck after any sort of death by strangulation, self-induced or otherwise. As it is, I don't think this question is on topic for this site because a notable source is not making this claim. Plus, what would "proof" look like to you one way or another? – PC Luddite Jun 2 '20 at 3:00
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    I’m pretty sure the answer is that we have the initial autopsy and another ongoing investigation. The fact that this is still being investigated means this is off topic. – Laurel Jun 2 '20 at 3:17
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    @ReinstateMonica The medical examiner hired by Epstein's family is known as a controversial gun-for-hire. Many years ago, they also briefly served as the NYC medical examiner before being fired for misconduct. – Colin Jun 2 '20 at 3:41
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    What are you hoping to achieve with this question? You know what the Chief Medical Examiner officially concluded. You know that many people don't believe it. Do you think a ragtag bunch of Skeptics.SE denizens are going to reexamine the evidence that many journalists, activists and experts have already heavily scrutinised, and blow this case wide open? That's not how we work. Pretty much the only answer you can get here is what you already know. – Oddthinking Jun 2 '20 at 14:30

Yes, Epstein killed himself.

The NYC medical examiner ruled it a suicide: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/16/nyregion/jeffrey-epstein-autopsy-results.html

Attorney general William Barr called it a "perfect storm of screw-ups" after being initially suspicious that it might have been a murder: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/nyregion/william-barr-jeffrey-epstein-suicide-investigation.html

DoJ and FBI investigation into Epstein's death resulted in 2 prison guards being indicted for falsifying records - basically that they said they checked on Epstein regularly while instead they took naps and shopped online: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/19/nyregion/epstein-prison-guards-arrested.html

Probably the best source of what happened is the indictment of Michael Thomas and Tova Noel, the prison guards on duty the night Epstein died. Here are select parts: Guards didn't complete required counts and checks No one else entered the area Epstein is found dead

The full indictment can be found here: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/press-release/file/1218466/download

Allegedly there is video of the night in question showing no one entered the unit, but I've not been able to find that yet. Hopefully it will be released at some point.

To summarize: Epstein was put in a single cell, the guards stayed outside of the unit, and, allegedly, video footage shows nobody entered the tier where Epstein was housed. Then at 6:30 am the guards entered the tier, found Epstein dead with a noose around his neck and triggered the alarm at 6:33 am.

Given the evidence as it's known now, this is clearly a suicide.


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