The New York City medical examiner’s office said Sunday that it had completed an autopsy of the financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein but that it needed more information before determining the cause of death.
Today the Washington Post reported that Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy found that the multimillionaire had multiple broken bones in his neck.
The newspaper, citing two unnamed sources with knowledge of the autopsy results, said Epstein’s injuries included a broken hyoid bone.
The medical examiner’s office said in a statement Friday that an autopsy and other evidence confirms the 66-year-old financier hanged himself in his cell at a federal jail, Bloomberg reported.
Three of Jeffrey Epstein’s attorneys are not buying the New York City Medical Examiner’s ruling that the sex offender committed suicide August 10.
“We are not satisfied with the conclusions of the medical examiner. We will have a more complete response in the coming days,” the lawyers said in a joint statement Friday evening after the chief medical examiner ruled out foul play earlier in the day. The three had hired a private pathologist to observe the autopsy.
It is “indisputable that the authorities violated their own protocols,” their statement read. Lawyers Martin G. Weinberg, Reid Weingarten, and Michael Miller said they would conduct their own
And there are reports that the MCC prison staff are not helping investigators.
An anonymous official with the Department of Justice told the Associated Press that several individuals, including jail staff members believed to have pertinent information to the investigation, are not cooperating. The official indicated they have not yet been interviewed by the FBI, but that their lack of cooperation is a problem as investigators try to determine the full picture surrounding Epstein’s suicide.