Medical Examiner Rules Epstein Was Not Killed By The Clintons

The chief medical examiner's office announced Friday that billionaire Jeffrey Epstein died of suicide in his cell.

New York, NY – The Office of the New York City Chief Medical Examiner announced Friday afternoon that billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s death in custody on Aug. 10 had been officially ruled a suicide.

The statement confirmed the preliminary findings released earlier in the week in an autopsy report that left the cause of Epstein’s death pending, NPR reported.

Epstein was found on his knees, hanging from the bedpost of his bed by a sheet at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) where he was being held while facing charges for sexually abusing and trafficking children, The Washington Post reported.

Correctional officers found the 66-year-old Tier 3 sex offender hanging in his cell at around 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 10, according to ABC News.

Epstein was transported to New York Downtown Hospital in cardiac arrest before he was declared dead.

The billionaire had been placed on a suicide watch after authorities believed he tried to kill himself on July 23, shortly after he was denied bail, The New York Times reported.

He was taken off suicide watch just six days later and returned to the cell he shared with another prisoner in 9 South, a special housing unit (SHU) inside the MCC.

But his roommate was removed from his cell a short time later.

Despite the fact that it is protocol to put a prisoner who has just been taken off suicide watch in a cell with another prisoner, Epstein didn’t get a new roommate before he allegedly killed himself, The New York Times reported.

Two prison officials have said that the staff members on duty the night Epstein tried to kill himself were supposed to be checking on him every 30 minutes, but had not looked in on him for three hours before he was found hanging.

Officials said that the employees had falsely recorded checks every 30 minutes in the logbook.

Three different officials told The New York Times that both employees had been asleep some, or all, of the three-hour period that preceded them finding Epstein hanging from his upper bunk by a bedsheet.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said he was “appalled” at the serious “irregularities” in the detention center’s protocol, The Washington Post reported.

On Monday, Barr ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Inspector General to conduct investigations into Epstein’s death in custody, The New York Times reported.

MCC Warden Lamine N’Diaye was transferred to a Bureau of Prisons office in Philadelphia while the alleged suicide and the circumstances surrounding it are investigated by federal authorities.

New York City Chief Medical Examiner Barbara Sampson completed Epstein’s autopsy on Sunday, The Washington Post reported.

Sources familiar with the findings of the autopsy said the medical examiner found multiple breaks in Epstein’s neck bones.

One of the broken bones was the hyoid, which is more common in victims of homicide by strangulation than in suicide, The Washington Post reported.

Sampson said that no single factor in the autopsy could conclusively prove what happened to the dead billionaire.

“In all forensic investigations, all information must be synthesized to determine the cause and manner of death. Everything must be consistent; no single finding can be evaluated in a vacuum,” the medical examiner said.

Although Friday’s announcement by Sampson might end the investigation for her office, there is rampant speculation about what happened with numerous pathology experts weighing in on whether the suicide was actually a homicide.

Dr. Cyril Wecht, a respected forensic pathologist, told FOX News that he didn’t think the medical examiner’s determination was correct.

Wecht said that if Epstein was found kneeling, as has been reported, it would have been impossible for him to break both his hyoid bone and also break cervical vertebrae, as is indicated in the autopsy report.

The doctor said that would have been possible to break both if Epstein had hung himself by jumping from the upper bunk, but with kneeling and “leaning into,” he said he doesn’t “buy that” explanation and has never seen it in his career.

Comments (26)
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Jbetty
Jbetty

Bottom line, they are not sure of anything

Janrho
Janrho

And how does all of this occur with a paper sheet, which I 've heard this facility uses...?

Buzz17
Buzz17

They know no one is going to believe this was a suicide. He hung himself from the upper bunk of his bed? How tall was he, 3 ft.?? Come on! He was murdered as all the facts confirm.

AprilShowers2
AprilShowers2

Trafficking children?? Good riddance.

LynnSB
LynnSB

I call Bull SH*T !!!!!

Watchman53
Watchman53

breaking news- according to msnbc joe from morning joe state russia did it. killed epstein in jail

Marc2868
Marc2868

Maybe because the medical examiner is not ready himself to become a corpse

Bonbon16
Bonbon16

According to our local news, besides what's already been said about being on his knees, that there was loud noises and shrieking coming from his cell. Do people usually make that much noise when they're committing suicide, drawing attention to themselves? Just curious...🤔

Dardar
Dardar

And we believe the Clintons aren't guilty because this doctor said so I call bullshit.

Watcher 1
Watcher 1

We have to see if the check clears.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

Gee, I'm all broken up about this guy's death and I don't really give a rat's ass how it happened!

EddieK
EddieK

Inmate Epstein was sucurely locked in his assigned cell ALONE. The entire population was securly locked in their cells. Not only are the cells locked, but they are deadlocked. Apparently there are camera's that face down the tiers. The camera's feed into the control room where there are monitors.

I concur with the findings of the autopsy performed by the M.E.. Inmate Epstein was found in cell with a makeshift rope made from a bedsheet tied around his neck and the other end secured to the upper bunk bed frame. The subject inmates body was found kneeling and leaning forward. The actions taken by inmate Epstein caused his own death and this is supported and is consistant with medical findings of the Medical Examiner.

Musicray
Musicray

Hillary did it...she could choke the life out of anything!!

Zcamaro
Zcamaro

The guards were probably paid to look the other way

Lochemet
Lochemet

"Medical Examiner Rules Epstein Was Not Killed By The Clintons"

You mean directly or indirectly?

Branoli
Branoli

Apparently the ME wants to live a long full life so she took the path of least resistance. I will never believe he committed suicide like so many connected to the Clinton family before him allegedly did.

Musicray
Musicray

The Clinton hit squad is really good... every cell should have a rope and a stool... suicide in this case is a good thing

lynzee55
lynzee55

Stupid Header; medical examiner did not rule that. Stupid article; raised more questions than answers. And the author showed her bias throughout.

Schick
Schick

Suicide, Homicide, who gives a shit! If it hadn't been a rich bastard no one would give a fuck. Glad he's gone, but I hope they continue the investigation to see who he's been holding hands with. Oh wait, some other rich bastards.

Marxest
Marxest

I don't put much stock in the idea that he was murdered by The Clintons. I do believe that Mr Epstein had the resources to fake his death, he was a billionaire with global connections in every industry. If he was murdered as a result of a nefarious conspiracy, it was at the order of one of his billionaire associates who wanted to ensure Epstein's silence about all the blackmail and repellent secrets he knew about his associates.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

Who cares how this pedophile s-o-b died!!!!? I don't! And frankly I'm tired of reading and hearing about this on the news. Give some of this persons $billions of dollars to the families of the affected children and the rest to treatment centers and charities.

Chief Deputy
Chief Deputy

I've read this article 3 times and didnt see anything about blaming the Clintons even though I believe they did.