Jeffrey Epstein's Neck Broken In Multiple Places, Autopsy Finds
The 66-year-old accused sex trafficker is suspected of hanging himself when he was found unconscious in his Metropolitan Correctional Center cell Saturday morning.
Jeffrey Epstein had multiple broken bones in his neck when he was found dead in a New York City federal jail.
The official findings have not been released to the public as of Thursday morning, but the coroner did not dispute reports of the broken neck.
“In all forensic investigations, all information must be synthesized to determine the cause and manner of death. Everything must be consistent; no single finding can be evaluated in a vacuum," The New York City Medical Examiner's office said in a Thursday afternoon statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
Epstein's cause of death is "pending further study," the medical examiner's office said.
The 66-year-old accused sex trafficker reportedly suffered multiple broken bones in his neck, including his hyoid bone, near the Adam's apple.
Epstein is suspected of hanging himself when he was found unconscious in his Metropolitan Correctional Center cell Saturday morning.
The initial autopsy was conducted Sunday. The results were listed at that time as "pending further information."
The billionaire financier was arrested July 6 and charged with allegedly helming a sex-trafficking ring involving underage girls. He pleaded not guilty.
Epstein tried to kill himself in late July.
After being found semi-conscious in his cell with marks on his neck, he was placed on suicide watch. He had since been taken off suicide watch from that previous attempt. It is unclear why.
On Tuesday, the Department of Justice announced that two MCC guards on duty when Epstein was found dead have been placed on leave. In addition, the MCC's warden has been temporarily reassigned to the Federal Bureau of Prisons' northeast regional office.
Attorney General William Barr, who directed the DOJ to makes the changes, previously said he was "appalled" by Epstein's death.
"We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation," Barr said Monday. "We will get to the bottom of it, and there will be accountability."
President Trump responded to the news of Epstein's death by perpetuating conspiracy theories.
11:33 a.m.: Updated with a statement from the New York City Medical Examiner's office.