In an interview with the Dr. Oz show on Thursday, Dr. Michael Baden, who was among pathologists who examined Epstein’s dead body explained why his death is suspicious.
Dailymail reports a forensic pathologist has claimed that Jeffrey Epstein was likely murdered and did not hang himself because he had burst capillaries in his eyes which is consistent with manual strangulation and not hanging, DailyMail.com can reveal.
In an exclusive clip from a Dr. Oz special set to air on Thursday, pathologist Dr. Michael Baden examines photographs of Epstein’s eyes and other parts of his lifeless body taken during his autopsy.
Dr. Baden was among physicians in the room when Epstein’s autopsy took place.
He says it is highly unusual that the cause of his death went from being undetermined – when it was first ruled – to suicide by hanging five days later.
He said he believes there are many ‘red flags’ which suggest he was murdered and did not kill himself.
Chief among them are the burst capillaries and the fact that the colour in his lower legs was pale and not purple or blueish which, he says, would have likely been the case had he hung himself from his bunk bed as officials say he did.
‘In a hanging, the arteries and the blood vessels, the veins are both clogged off and the person is pale. The face is pale,’ Dr Baden said.
It suffocates you, no blood goes up there,’ Dr Oz continued.
Dr. Michael Baden went on: ‘That’s right. No blood coming in or out…. with a manual strangulation, there’s a backup of a pressure and the little capillaries can rupture and they’re best seen in the eye.’
Dr. Baden also revealed why the pale colour of Epstein’s legs raises another question for him.
‘The blood settles after we die. The so-called lividity, if you’re hanging, the lividity is on the lower part on the legs.
‘These would be like maroon/purple, front and back and they aren’t.’
His interpretation of the autopsy backs up claims from Epstein’s estate and conspiracy theorists that he was murdered in August in his cell in the Metropolitan Correctional Center and did not hang himself.
At the time, Epstein was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. Dozens of women have accused him of trafficking them when they were underage girls and pimping them out to his wealthy and well-known friends.
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