Dr. Michael Baden
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Dr. Michael Baden
New York City's former chief medical examiner insisted Wednesday that Jeffrey Epstein's death was a homicide.

Dr. Michael Baden was hired by the pedophile's family to observe his autopsy after he was found hanged in his federal lockup in Manhattan in August.

"I think that the evidence points toward homicide rather than suicide," Baden insisted on Fox News Wednesday.

He said there were signs of "unusual" activity "from day one" of the autopsy, saying broken bones were "very unusual of suicide and more indicative of homicide strangulation.

"Hanging does not cause these broken bones. Homicide does."

He also pointed to the supposed "total breakdown in security" around his cell's, saying it would be "extremely unlikely" that two guards would fall asleep while video cameras were not working.

"This is bizarre," he said. "It deserves investigation.

"A number of people would have to be involved if this was homicide."