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Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:26 PM

From the autopsy report: the plot thickens again.

From HufPost re: a piece in the Washington Post:

"The paper, citing two people familiar with the reportís finding, said Epstein sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones, including his hyoid bone ó a horseshoe-shaped bone which in men is located near the Adamís apple."


Okay, this is weird. Aside from the hyoid, the only bones in the neck are the cervical vertebrae, which are at the back of the neck. The word "including" indicates that other bones were broken, which would have to refer to the cervical vertebrae because there are no other bones in there. I couldn't access the WaPo article, but it seems to me that this wording could be deliberately misleading. By who, I don't have a clue.

The hyoid could be broken due to strangulation or just from the weight of the body onto the noose, but it's a floating bone, so conceivably it could have moved out of the way as he asphyxiated. However, the pressure on the neck from the noose could have also blocked blood circulation to the brain, which can be fatal within a few minutes.

We need more information on that autopsy.

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Reply From the autopsy report: the plot thickens again. (Original post)
grumpyduck Aug 2019 OP
PSPS Aug 2019 #1
grumpyduck Aug 2019 #3
chowder66 Aug 2019 #2
grumpyduck Aug 2019 #4
chowder66 Aug 2019 #5

Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:51 PM

1. "We need more information on that autopsy."

Yes, we're all expert pathologists now. "Everyone knows that."

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Response to PSPS (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 03:11 PM

3. What I'm getting at is

that all this piecemeal info we're getting is just fueling more questions and conspiracy guessing.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 03:11 PM

2. I wonder if they x-rayed Epstein's neck after his first attempt? nt

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 03:14 PM

4. I would guess they would have,

but if they had found any damage, he would have probably been in a neck brace in a hospital for a while. Again, more guessing due to lack of info.

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 03:34 PM

5. Good point. nt

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