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Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy found that he had several broken bones in his neck, two people familiar with the matter told The Washington Post on Wednesday.
The autopsy was conducted on Sunday, one day after the financier and accused sex trafficker was found dead inside his cell at Manhattan's Metropolitan Correctional Center. Epstein's hyoid bone was reportedly broken, and experts told the Post this can happen in a hanging, especially when the person is older, but is more common in victims of strangulation.
There are already several conspiracy theories surrounding Epstein's death, which the Justice Department describes as an apparent suicide. Multiple women accused Epstein of coercing them into having sex with him and his rich and powerful friends, and some people believe he was killed before he could reveal any secrets. Epstein was supposed to be closely monitored by guards, but they reportedly didn't check on him for several hours.
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New York City's chief medical examiner is asking for more information on Epstein's condition in the hours leading up to his death. This could mean the facility provides surveillance footage showing who was in the vicinity of his cell, the Post reports, or it could set up interviews with people who were nearby.