If you are among the handful of people who believe that Jeffrey Epstein killed himself this report should make you think again.
Famed New York City Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Baden appeared on the Dr. Oz show this week and showed why all signs point to murder.
He said that the convicted pedophile’s eyes had burst capillaries that, he said, show that he was manually strangled and had not hung himself.
He also said that the fact that his lower extremities were not purple or blue, but pale, also point to the idea that Epstein was murdered.
“The blood settles after we die. The so-called lividity, if you’re hanging, the lividity is on the lower part on the legs. These would be like maroon/purple, front and back and they aren’t,” he said.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, the host of the show, then showed photos of Epstein’s eyes which Baden said also prove his theory.
“These little hemorrhages, tiny little blood splotches. What do these particular hemorrhages, burst blood vessels, tell you? Why is it a red flag?” Oz said.
“In a hanging, the arteries and the blood vessels, the veins are both clogged off and the person is pale. The face is pale,” Baden said.
“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 said.
The pathologist said that it was “very unusual, especially in a prison situation” that they listed his cause of death as suicide by hanging after listing it as inconclusive.
“The initial death certificate was issued at the time of the autopsy, it’s pending further study, getting more information,” he said.
“Five days later it was changed to hanging suicide and one of the things the family wishes to know, the estate wishes to know is, what was that additional information that caused them to change it when five months later and the family still doesn’t know what happened to in the first encounter and what happened to him when he was found dead,” he said.
Baden, who was hired by Epstein’s brother to investigate his death, has claimed for months that all signs point to murder.
He told the CBS news program “60 Minutes” that “the forensic evidence released so far, including autopsy, point much more to murder and strangulation than the suicide and suicidal hanging.”
“Going over — over a thousand jail hangings, suicides in the New York City state prisons over the past 40, 50 years — no one had three fractures,’’ he said.
The Baden interview with Dr. Oz will air today on local Fox affiliates at 1p.m. EST.