Dr. Michael Baden, who has been one of the leading figures publicly alleging that convicted sex offender and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was murdered, recently appeared on The Dr. Oz Show for an episode set to air Thursday. Per The Daily Mail, he continued to shed doubt on the ruling that Epstein took his own life.
Although Baden was not involved in New York City Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson's autopsy of Epstein, he was present when it took place and said that there were many "red flags" in the process that suggest Epstein was murdered.
In particular, Baden pointed to the burst capillaries in Epstein's eyeballs.
"In a hanging, the arteries and the blood vessels, the veins are both clogged off and the person is pale. The face is pale," Baden said.
"It suffocates you, no blood goes up there," Oz responded.
"That's right. No blood coming in or out.... with a manual strangulation, there's a backup of a pressure and the little capillaries can rupture and they're best seen in the eye," Baden said.
Baden also touched on the pale color of Epstein's legs, noting that blood settles after human death and adding that "lividity" is typically seen in the lower part of the legs following a death by hanging. According to Baden, Epstein's legs should be a maroon and purple color on the front and back, respectively.During a previous appearance on Fox News, Baden pointed to the two fractures on the left and right sides of Epstein's larynx, as well as a fracture discovered on the left hyoid bone above his Adam's apple. Baden said that these three fractures are not typically found in cases of suicidal strangulation and are more likely to occur in homicidal strangulation.
The FBI investigation into Epstein's death is ongoing. Epstein's victims also continue to pressure law enforcement to interview those accused of participating in Epstein's alleged sex trafficking ring. In addition, many continue to support the theory that Epstein was murdered — or at least allowed to commit suicide by those in positions of power who stood to be exposed by information Epstein held.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, the United States Virgin Islands is suing Epstein's estate for his alleged sexual abuse on Little St. James, also known as "Pedophile Island." Epstein allegedly used the private island for his criminal enterprise, in which he was accused of luring young girls with promises of money and employment.
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