Newly revealed photos present Jeffrey Epstein’s face frozen in death and the torn strip of orange jail bedsheet he allegedly used as a noose to hold himself.
The photos — which embrace the convicted pedophile’s corpse each bare and in a hospital robe laying on a gurney — have been launched by CBS TV’s “60 Minutes’’ Sunday as half of a section that included an interview with former New York City Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Baden.
Baden, who was employed by Epstein’s brother, Mark, to look at an post-mortem on the disgraced financier, was requested if he thought he killed himself in his Manhattan jail cell in August — as the present ME says — or was the sufferer of one thing extra sinister.
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“The forensic proof launched to date, together with post-mortem, level rather more to homicide and strangulation than the suicide and suicidal hanging,” Baden replied.
The former ME famous that Epstein was taken to an emergency room when he was present in his cell, calling that “not regular protocol’’ and noting it disrupted the scene.
An post-mortem picture of Epstein’s hyoid bone, on the base of his neck, additionally confirmed it damaged in three locations, which Baden mentioned is unheard of in a suicidal hanging.
“Going over — over a thousand jail hangings, suicides within the New York City state prisons over the previous 40, 50 years — nobody had three fractures,’’ Baden mentioned.
The metropolis ME’s workplace refuted the declare and mentioned it stands “firmly’’ behind its ruling that Epstein killed himself.
Law-enforcement sources have informed The Post that authorities consider Epstein tied one finish of a jail sheet round his neck and the opposite round a mattress railing in his cell, then kneeled ahead, hanging, till he died.
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One of the photos reveals a strip of jail sheet usual right into a noose.
Another snapshot reveals a bit of orange sheet tied to his mattress railing about four toes off the bottom. A third picture reveals a small piece of material tied by way of a grate on his window.
The photos additionally included a large number of orange sheets within the cell and drugs bottles lined up on a steel shelf on the highest bunk.
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“60 Minutes” says a word left in Epstein’s cell reveals he “wrote that one guard kept me in a locked shower stall for one hour.”
“Noel (the guard), despatched me burnt meals. Giants bugs crawling over my fingers. No enjoyable,’’ it quotes the word as saying.
Epstein was being held within the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Manhattan, awaiting sex-trafficking fees, when he was discovered lifeless the morning of Aug. 10.
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