An autopsy on the body of Jeffrey Epstein revealed the convicted sex offender had several broken bones in his neck, including the hyoid bone, according to a report.
The hyoid bone, which is near the Adam’s apple, can be broken in a suicide by hanging – especially in older people – but is more common in strangulation murders, The Washington Post reported.
The Department of Justice announced the reassignment of the warden from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where Jeffrey Epstein, the alleged sex trafficker was found dead from an apparent suicide, a DOJ official said.
The Department of Justice announced the change on Tuesday. Attorney General William Barr announced this week that Inspector General Michael Horowitz will be investigating the 66-year old billionaire’s death and the numerous “irregularities” surrounding the suicide. He also called the incident “appalling.”
“Today, the Attorney General directed the Bureau of Prisons to temporarily assign the warden at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York to the Bureau’s Northeast Regional Office pending the outcome of the FBI and OIG investigations into the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, a former MCC inmate,” Department of Justice spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said in a statement.
“FCI Otisville Warden James Petrucci has been named Acting Warden of the MCC New York,” Kupec said. “The Bureau of Prisons also placed on administrative leave two MCC staff assigned to Mr. Epstein’s unit pending the outcome of the investigations. Additional actions may be taken as the circumstances warrant.”
Following Epstein’s death, Attorney General William Barr said that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will be looking into Epstein’s death in addition to an FBI investigation. Epstein was taken into custody last month and the indictment states that he “sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls at his homes in Manhattan, New York and Palm Beach, Florida, among other locations.” He is accused of committing these abuses between 2002 and 2005.