Mark Epstein: ‘My brother might have been murdered’

November 7, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein’s brother is not satisfied with the official story about the pedophile’s death in prison.

Mark Epstein told Fox News that he hasn’t ruled out the possibility that his brother was murdered, citing “unexplained” markings on Jeffrey Epstein’s body. The multimillionaire’s mysterious death in August was ruled a suicide by New York City’s medical examiner, but its strange circumstances have continued to invite speculation that the alleged sex trafficker was killed, according to Breitbart.

“The marks on his wrist are unexplained,” Mark Epstein told Fox. “Was he handcuffed and struggled? Was someone holding his wrists?”

Questions remain

Epstein’s untimely death before trial raised immediate speculation that the money manager was murdered by powerful associates. The financier was found dead in his jail cell not long after being taken off suicide watch.

Many have wondered how the country’s most high-profile inmate could have killed himself in prison, and neither Jeffrey Epstein’s lawyers nor his brother is convinced by the official story. A forensic pathologist who Mark Epstein hired, Dr. Michael Baden, revived speculation that Jeffrey Epstein was murdered last week by pointing to the alleged sex trafficker’s injuries as indicative of homicide.

Baden, who was present for the autopsy, said that fractures in Epstein’s neck bones and bleeding in his eyes were more consistent with homicide by strangulation than suicide, the Washington Examiner reports. His assessment prompted New York’s medical examiner, Barbara Sampson, to issue a statement affirming the suicide ruling, which alleged that Jeffrey Epstein hung himself in his jail cell, presumably using a bedsheet fastened to his bedpost.

But Jeffrey Epstein’s brother is calling on the Department of Justice to release all medical files, including microscopic slides and autopsy photos, so that Dr. Baden can finish a second, independent examination.

“My brother might have been murdered,” Mark Epstein said. “This is not about me.”

Unexplained injuries

In addition to the neck injuries, Jeffrey Epstein had “two contusions on both of his wrists, an abrasion on his left forearm, and deep muscle hemorrhaging of his left deltoid or shoulder” at the time of his death, according to Fox News. Dr. Baden said that the injuries could be related to a July incident that left Epstein with marks on his neck, but he would need to do a thorough examination to make a conclusion.

“Did the injuries happen a week before or at the time of the incident? We have to look at the microscopic slides to see when the injuries occurred,” Baden said. “The brother requested this information three months ago and he still has not gotten it.”

It has never been established whether Epstein actually attempted suicide days before his death, as the official story goes, or if his injuries were the result of an assault by a fellow inmate, a fearsome killer cop named Nicholas Tartaglione.

For their part, Jeffrey Epstein’s lawyers have maintained that they believe their client was attacked and that he never actually tried to kill himself. But only time will tell if we ever learn the truth.

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Matthew Boose

Matthew Boose is a staff writer for Conservative Institute. He has a Bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University and has contributed to The Daily Caller and The Stony Brook Press.