Jeffrey Epstein’s brother is insisting that the pedophile financier was murdered and is demanding an investigation into his death after a coroner ruled he died by suicide in jail while awaiting child trafficking charges.
Mark Epstein says he does not believe his brother committed suicide in his Metropolitan Correctional Center jail cell on August 10, citing how three bones in his neck were broken in an unusual fashion.
‘I believe my brother was murdered. I want to know what kind of investigation they did. I have no indication that there was one,’ Mark Epstein said to The Sun.
‘They said the cause of death was pending. Just five days later they said it was suicide,’ he added.
Mark Epstein (left) insists that his brother Jeffrey Epstein (right) was murdered and is demanding an investigation into his death. Jeffrey Epstein, 66, died in his Manhattan jail cell on August 10, 2019 and his death has been ruled a suicide
The New York City medical examiner ruled Epstein’s death as a suicide by hanging after he was found with sheets wrapped around his neck. He died two weeks after he was placed on suicide watch at the jail.
Dubious of the results, Epstein’s brother hired pathologist Michael Baden to oversee the autopsy. Baden says Epstein died of homicidal strangulation rather than suicidal hanging.
Attorney General William Barr’s investigators also concluded that Epstein took his own life, but Epstein’s brother insists the probe missed key evidence.
‘I hired a very well-respected forensic pathologist, Dr Michael Baden, who is an expert on people being killed and the deaths being written off as suicide, to make an independent evaluation,’ Mark revealed.
The disgraced financier was found dead two weeks after he was placed on suicide watch at the Metropolitan Correction Center (above) in New York
Epstein’s brother hired pathologist Michael Baden to oversee the autopsy. Baden says Epstein died of homicidal strangulation rather than suicidal hanging. Baden pictured interview on Dr. Oz in January
‘There were three broken bones in my brothers neck.
‘Dr Baden says when you hang yourself and your feet are dangling, you are likely to break bones, but he says he has never seen three broken bones in kind of soft hanging that supposedly killed Jeffrey,’ he added.
Epstein’s legal team voiced similar suspicion over his death, noting he had a bail hearing coming up and had agreed to be on house arrest and to pay for armed guards to assure he remained in custody.
The disgraced financier’s death was a huge blow in the investigation into his child trafficking charges, where he was accused of procuring underage girls for his rich and powerful friends and himself.
Epstein’s former girlfriend and confidante Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, was arrested on Thursday in New Hampshire on six charges of sex trafficking and perjury in connection to the alleged trafficking ring
Epstein’s former girlfriend and confidante Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, was arrested on Thursday in New Hampshire on six charges of sex trafficking and perjury in connection to the alleged trafficking ring.
She previously denied all wrongdoing and faces 35 years in jail if convicted.
Mark Epstein has refused to comment on Maxwell’s arrest.
A source close to Epstein says Maxwell’s life may also be at risk now that she’s in custody.
‘She will be very-well guarded, but I won’t be surprised if she dies and it is announced that she killed herself,’ the anonymous source said.
The source also revealed that Epstein had threatened before his arrest that he had damning information on his rich and powerful friends including President Donald Trump and former president Bill Clinton.