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Epstein autopsy report finds broken bones in neck: Washington Post

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By Rich McKay

The autopsy into financier Jeffrey Epstein, who died in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, found his neck had been broken in several places, the Washington Post reported late on Wednesday.

Such injuries can occur to people who hang themselves or who are strangled, the newspaper said. It cited unidentified sources familiar with the autopsy's results.

Epstein, a multi-millionaire and convicted sexual offender, was found dead in his jail cell in New York City on Saturday. The circumstances of his death are under investigation.

The New York Medical Examiner's office could not be reached for comment on the Post report early on Thursday and a representative did not immediately respond to Reuters by phone or text message.

It was unclear if the medical examiner has made a final determination into the cause of death, but NBC news cited an unnamed source as saying Epstein's body had been claimed by an associate.

It was also unclear when the autopsy report would be finished or made public.

Epstein, 66, who once counted Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic former President Bill Clinton as friends, was found unresponsive in his cell on Saturday morning, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

A source told Reuters previously that he was found hanging by the neck.

Epstein pleaded not guilty in July to charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls between 2002 and 2005. Prosecutors said he recruited girls to give him massages, which became sexual in nature.

Attorney General William Barr has said the criminal investigation into any possible co-conspirators would continue.

Barr, whose agency oversees the Bureau of Prisons, has also demanded an investigation into Epstein's death and ordered the removal of the prison's warden.

The disgraced financier had been on suicide watch at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan but was then put back in a regular cell.

Multiple news reports have said guards did not follow procedures to check on Epstein frequently and that he was left alone in his cell for as long as three hours.

Separately, a team at the jail on Wednesday began an "after action" review, which is normally triggered by significant events such as a prominent inmate's death, a person familiar with the matter said. That review is being headed by a prison bureau director from another region.

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Epstein had a lot of dirt on a lot of rich and powerful men. With every new revelation, his death is looking more and more like a hit.

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"With every new revelation, his death is looking more and more like a hit."

What new revelations? Its the old facts that has people screaming "hit" from the start...from unfairly being denied bail, to having information on the most powerful men in America, to the claim he hung himself in a place where its not possible to do that.

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Another one less pedophile on the planet who really cares who snapped his neck....at least he or they did a good job..just wish he took some more with him and exposed his inner circle..

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Does this mean we can put to rest the conspiracy theories that he's still alive?

The injuries can occur to people who hang themselves or who are strangled, the newspaper reported, citing unidentified sources familiar with the autopsy results...

... The New York Medical Examiner's office could not be reached for comment early on Thursday and a representative did not immediately respond to Reuters by phone or text messages.

Hmmmm. Well, I'm gonna go with the theory that he's dead and he was murdered.

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Conspiracy trolls are terrible. Conspiracy hacks are dangerous fools.

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Seems somebody powerfull helped him die by suiside...

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Not all conspiracy theories are equal. There are crazy conspiracies that the Earth is flat and NASA and Co. are conspiring to hide the truth from us, or that the Queen is a shape-shifting lizard. But the notion that Epstein was nudged into his eternal home a little early is not too far-fetched, is it? It's not exactly unprecedented, either.

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Must be Trump.  Everything bad that happens in America is his fault.

Apparently Epstein had a picture of Bill Clinton wearing high heels and blue dress hanging in his home. 

clearly lots of big cheeses may have had good reason for wanting him to keep his secrets.

Next Ghislaine Maxwell will go the way of her father.

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This Articl doesn't mention it’s more likely strangled than suicide. That’s what WaPo article said.

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Does this mean we can put to rest the conspiracy theories that he's still alive?

Conspiracy theorists are more imaginative than that.

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Question: Who gave Epstein the rope?? Answer: No One..

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Banana Republic extraordinair!!!

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Jeffrey Epstein needed to die before he could open his mouth and incriminate some very powerful people, plain and simple.

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@Melissa Shimosato

Question: Who gave Epstein the rope?? Answer: No One..

The guy who first broke his neck?

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If this were a murder, the cameras should provide ample evidence of anyone entering and leaving the cell.

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There were no cameras.

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There were no cameras.

There should have been in areas outside the cells. You can be sure the FBI will be reviewing whatever there was and whatever was working at the time.

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Does this mean we can put to rest the conspiracy theories that he's still alive?

No.

How do you know they examined Epstein's body. The persom who identified his body could have lied. The one picture I saw after his alleged death looks very odd.

So I am not sure he is dead. If he is dead, I believe he was most likely murdered.

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Jeffrey Epstein Death: 2 Guards Slept Through Checks and Falsified Records

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/jeffrey-epstein-death-2-guards-slept-through-checks-and-falsified-records/ar-AAFKO2X?li=BBnb7Kz

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Must be Trump. Everything bad that happens in America is his fault.

I'm looking forward to the dem candidates in the Sept. debate spinning the Epstein case in a way to blame Trump.

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Hmmmm. Well, I'm gonna go with the theory that he's dead and he was murdered

Well, Serrano, as he was taken off of suicide watch for now reason, the camera on his cell was for some STRANGE reason not working, and the warden was mysteriously transferred the next day, I would say it SMELLS like murder. Can't have him spilling the beans on his best friend who also ENJOYED underaged girls....named Trump. Who had parties with them lined up for inspection!

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Barr takes the ultimate blame for this -- he allowed the man's death through his own mismanagement, but he's already throwing others under the bus and saying he's "offended" that he might be responsible.

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Not possible. They told us he had specially weak sheets which would rip, i.e of no use for hanging.

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Must be Trump. Everything bad that happens in America is his fault.

Yeah, because Trump murders anyone who has any dirt on him. Just look what happened to Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen, E. Jean Carroll, Karen MacDougal... Oh wait... Nothing happened to them. They're fine.

I don't know if Epstein was murdered, but if he was, it's pretty safe to say it wasn't Trump who did it.

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Barr takes the ultimate blame for this -- he allowed the man's death through his own mismanagement

Barr is not the warden of the Metropolitan Correctional Center. But taking your logic further, smith, since Trump appointed Barr as AG, Trump has ultimate responsibility for Epstein's death. Amirite?

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Don't want to sound callous but who cares how he died? Does anyone care about the victims or is it all about the usual point scoring?

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The only conspiracy theory is believing that Epstein committed suicide.

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Several bones in his neck were broken...which only occurs with the 'jerk' of falling several feet before full tension on the cervical ligator, and usually 'dislocations', stretching. Hard to get those hanging from a bedpost. Asphyxiation, mostly. And, apparently for perps or perp sponsors, a cast of thousands. Maybe Woody, Jeff's 'bosom' buddy, will make us a docudrama. Given Ep's close and personal with zionist officials there and here, the mossad would really play well as the thug(s). And one of the guards was a RENT-A-COP?? A temporary employee? Ep seemed more of a 'survivor' type and with the very high value chips he had collected in his past career, he'd at least would have tried to play those for some kind of deal. The Royal Family, mossad, every independent political 'damage aversion contractor' looking for a retirement score, and every psychopathic customer of his chugging Prozac and checking their passport and secret bank accounts after his arrest. His death anniversary will become a remembered 'Holiday of Thanks to Plutus' among our 'elite'. Hey, it's just the prerogatives of wealth and power and our blind tolerance...

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What does the autopsy report point to? Was he killed by someone or did he kill himself? Broken neck bones at several places point to a hit job.

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His death seems to be a little too convenient for the White House. And does that have any connection to Trump being buddy-buddy with Epstein for decades?

Something fishy going on here...

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It's slightly disconcerting how many people are jumping on the conspiracy bandwagon. Usually rational people (liberals) and these boards are joining with Trumpophiles. Odd.

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His death seems to be a little too convenient for the White House. And does that have any connection to Trump being buddy-buddy with Epstein for decades?

Trump wasn't buddy-buddy with Epstein for decades. Like a lot of other people he got invited to Mar-a-Lago like 20 years ago. And Trump didn't fly Lolita Express multiple times like Bill Clinton did.

It's slightly disconcerting how many people are jumping on the conspiracy bandwagon. Usually rational people (liberals) and these boards are joining with Trumpophiles

Even most liberals get that something fishy's going on here, Chip.

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His death seems to be a little too convenient for the White House. And does that have any connection to Trump being buddy-buddy with Epstein for decades?

Trump wasn't buddy-buddy with Epstein for decades. Like a lot of other people he got invited to Mar-a-Lago like 20 years ago. And Trump didn't fly Lolita Express multiple times like Bill Clinton did.

Hmm, I said the white house, not Trump. Interesting that you thought felt that meant Trump's friendship with Epstein should be defended...

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