“They rushed the body out of the jail, which they shouldn’t do because that destroys the evidence,” he said.
He told the Miami Herald that it is rare for any bones to be broken in a hanging, let alone for multiple bones to be fractured.
He also claimed that the pathologist who actually conducted the autopsy, Dr Kristin Roman, also had trouble determining that Epstein hanged himself, and ruled that the manner of death was “pending.’’
Dr Baden’s view echoes that of Jonathan Arden, president of the National Association of Medical Examiners.
William Barr, the US attorney general, has ordered a federal investigation, which is yet to make public its deliberations.
“Our investigation concluded that the cause of Mr Epstein’s death was hanging and the manner of death was suicide. We stand by that determination.