Pathologist Casts Doubt on Epstein's Cause of Death
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Baden, a former New York City medical examiner has worked on high-profile cases throughout his five-decade career.
He served as the chair on the House Select Committee on Assassinations' Forensic Pathology Panel, which investigated the Warren Commission's findings on the assassination of President Kennedy.
Based on the best scientific testing of the day, the panel concluded Kennedy was likely the victim of a conspiracy.
Forty years later, Jeffrey Epstein's brother hired Baden, now the world's most famous pathologist, to observe and review the autopsy.
Baden's bombshell claim is sure to reignite controversial theories into what caused Epstein's death.
Per Fox News:
"Those three fractures are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation," Baden, who is also a Fox News contributor, said.
While there's not enough information to be conclusive yet, the three fractures were "rare," said Baden, who's probed cases involving O.J. Simpson, President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, record producer Phil Spector, New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez and many others.
"I've not seen in 50 years where that occurred in a suicidal hanging case," the 85-year-old medical legend told Fox News.
Baden, who's examined more than 20,000 bodies and hosted HBO's "Autopsy," explained that if a person weighed 120 pounds and their head weighed 10 pounds, there would be 110 pounds of pressure on the neck at the jaw during a hanging. But, if someone put a hand around a person's neck and squeezed, that could double or even triple the pressure on the neck, Baden said.
Epstein also had hemorrhages in his eyes, common in homicidal strangulation yet uncommon in suicidal strangulation.
Baden stressed to "Fox & Friends" that his review is not complete.
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