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Autopsy reportedly revealed that Jeffrey Epstein had several broken bones in his neck

FILE- In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla. Epstein has died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, says person briefed on the matter, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Uma Sanghvi, File)
FILE- In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla. Epstein has died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, says person briefed on the matter, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Uma Sanghvi, File)
Published Aug. 16, 2019

NEW YORK — An autopsy of millionaire degenerate Jeffrey Epstein, who apparently hanged himself in a Manhattan federal prison cell, showed several broken bones in the accused sex trafficker's neck, according to reports released Thursday.

The broken bones included the hyoid bone near his Adam's apple and were found during a forensic examination of Epstein's neck, sources told The Washington Post.

While the breaks are sometimes consistent with a hanging, they can also be caused by strangulation, experts told the paper.

The accused sex trafficker died Saturday after he apparently used a bedsheet to hang himself inside his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan.

On Sunday, the medical examiner said that an initial autopsy was completed, but a cause of death hadn't been finalized.

On Thursday, the city Medical Examiner's Office would not confirm the Washington Post report, saying that the determination was "pending further information at this time."

"In all forensic investigations, all information must be synthesized to determine the cause and manner of death," chief medical examiner Barbara Sampson said in a statement. "Everything must be consistent; no single finding can be evaluated in a vacuum."

Epstein, 66, was being held at the federal prison since he was arrested on sex trafficking charges July 6. He attempted to kill himself by hanging on July 24 while in MCC's special housing unit, but was not on suicide watch when he died.

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