New details have emerged about the circumstances surrounding the death of Jeffrey Epstein in August.
Federal correction officers who found the already deceased Epstein moved the body to an emergency room, a “60 Minutes” report set to air on Sunday has revealed.
Forensic Pathologist Dr. Michael Baden, who has been hired by Mark Epstein to look into his brother’s death, told “60 Minutes” that moving the body was not “normal protocol.”
“The EMS people, normally, especially in a jail, should not move a dead body,” he said.
A source told “60 Minutes” that correction officers who found Epstein could be heard chanting “Breathe, Epstein, breathe.”
“What’s kind of eerie is that after that, the prisoners that were in that secure area all started chanting ‘Breathe, Epstein, breathe,” Sharyn Alfonsi, a correspondent for “60 Minutes” said during an interview with “CBS This Morning” on Friday.
Alfonsi said sources had told “60 Minutes” that surveillance footage of Epstein’s cell had been “corrupted.”
An electrical cord, prescription pills and pen and paper used to write a note were also found in Epstein’s jail cell, according to “60 Minutes.”
The condition of the cell might raise questions, considering Epstein had reportedly tried to kill himself weeks before his eventual death, Alfonsi told “CBS This Morning.”
“It had been reported that he made a first failed suicide attempt weeks earlier, and yet his cell was covered in bedding and sheets,” she said. “He was the only person in the cell.”
Epstein, who was facing up to 45 years in prison on charges of sex trafficking girls as young as 14, was found unconscious in his jail cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City on Aug. 10. He was pronounced dead that morning.
New York City Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson officially ruled Epstein’s death a suicide.
But Baden, and others, have floated alternate theories.
In late October, he said during an appearance on Fox News that the findings of an autopsy conducted on the deceased financier are more consistent with homicide than suicide.
“Those three fractures are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation,” Baden told a “Fox & Friends” panel. “I’ve not seen in 50 years where that occurred in a suicidal hanging case.”
On both the political left and right, social media users have pointed to Epstein’s former powerful friends as suspects in his death.
#ClintonBodyCount and #ClintonCrimeFamily were trending on Twitter in August along with a competing hashtag, TrumpBodyCount.