What is the Hyoid Bone Jeffrey Epstein Broke That’s Linked to Homicide by Strangulation?

The hyoid bone has become a focus of conversation following Jeffrey Epstein autopsy results that were released on Thursday, August 15. According to reports, Epstein suffered multiple broken bones in his neck including the hyoid bone which is located near the adam’s apple in men.

The hyoid bone is described as “a horseshoe-shaped bone situated in the anterior midline of the neck between the chin and the thyroid cartilage. At rest, it lies at the level of the base of the mandible in the front and the third cervical vertebra.”

While the bone has been known to break in cases of suicide by hanging, it is generating attention because of medical experts pointing out the bone is more commonly broken in homicide cases.

More specifically, experts say the hyoid bone breaking is more commonly seen in homicide by strangulation.

New York’s chief medical examiner Barbara Sampson told the New York Times that she is “confident the cause of death is suicide by hanging, but she wants more information from law enforcement before releasing her determination.”


The news has been a focal point of conspiracy theorists and those who are suspicious of the details surrounding Epstein’s death.

Just 24 hours prior to the disgraced financier and convicted pedophile being found dead in his Manhattan jail cell, court documents were unsealed that named a bunch of powerful and wealthy men including a prince and multiple politicians. There is also the fact that prison guards did not check on Epstein every 30 minutes on the night of his death despite that being a requirement.

Epstein had also recently been taken off of suicide watch, while his cellmate was transferred in the days prior to his death.

While we wait for answers, Attorney General William Barr has stated that multiple investigations have been launched as the Department of Justice attempts to get to the bottom of how Epstein passed away.

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