When a medical examiner finds a broken hyoid bone in the neck of a cadaver the manner of death is almost always homicide by strangulation. A suicidal hanging almost never breaks the hyoid bone. Manual strangulation breaks it every time.
The Washington Post spoke to Jonathan Arden, president of the National Association of Medical Examiners, who said a broken hyoid bone — which is near the Adam’s apple — is more common in strangulation murders than suicidal hangings.
Numerous studies were also cited by the paper that found hyoid bone breaks were detected in a minority of suicidal hangings. One such study conducted from 2010 to 2013 that looked at suicidal hangings in India found that hyoid damage was present in just 16 of 264 cases, or 6 percent.
Further evidence tends to show Jeffrey Epstein was murdered by strangulation and not by hanging himself. His cell has 9-foot ceilings with nothing to hook anything to. The bed sheets in Epstein’s cell are made of material that will break apart when stretched. These sheets prevent prisoners from hanging themselves. Jeffrey Epstein couldn’t hang himself because he lacked the necessary tools.
Any hanging, suicidal or otherwise, puts pressure uniformly around the front of a person’s neck. Thus, a garrote ordinarily will break the neck bones only by a sudden jerk, such as a human being falling through a trap door on a gallows. Done correctly by an expert executioner, hanging by the neck on a gallows is mentally frightening but physically painless. Death is instant on a gallows.
Death by strangulation is painfully slow, lasting two to four minutes. A stranglar uses his thumbs against the neck of his victim. He concentrates pressure in a small area cutting off oxygen to the brain. This almost always breaks the hyoid bone.
The broken hyoid bone is powerful evidence that Jeffery Epstein was murdered. There’s more: Shouting and Shrieking heard in Jeffery Epstein’s prison cell the morning he was found dead.