New York City's Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Barbara Sampson, has long stood by her office's determination that Jeffrey Epstein's death was a suicide by hanging in August 2019. Still, that conclusion never quelled suspicions about Epstein's death in jail, and now, those questioning the official ruling are getting more reason to be skeptical.
In her first post-conviction interview for sex trafficking of minors, disgraced socialite Ghislaine Maxwell opened up about what she believes happened to her former boyfriend.
"I believe that he was murdered. I was shocked," Maxwell told TalkTV, according to The Guardian. "Then I wondered how it had happened because as far as I was concerned, he was going to … I was sure he was going to appeal."
To further discuss her claim, Fox News's Tucker Carlson brought on forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden, who was hired by Epstein's brother to investigate the death and witnessed the autopsy.
He argued the autopsy suggested murder.
"There were three fractures in the windpipe that are much more typical of crush injury from homicidal strangulation than from hanging," Baden told Carlson.
Other questions were raised from the "hemorrhages in the eyes" and the "ligature imprint" on Epstein's neck, which he said don't match the sheet from his cell. Additionally, the fact that it's still unknown how Epstein's body was discovered is problematic.
"He was dead for a few hours before he was found. And the two guards never made a statement that was released as to how the body was found, that the body was just cut down and brought out to a hospital where he was pronounced dead," he said.
Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden makes the case that Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy points to murder.— Woj (@Woj_Pawelczyk) January 24, 2023
Tucker Carlson Tonight; January 23, 2023 pic.twitter.com/7IJIxDGvzd