Sorg quoted in New York Times article about Jeffrey Epstein’s death

Marcella Sorg, a forensic anthropologist and research professor with the University of Maine Department of Anthropology, Climate Change Institute, and Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, was quoted in the New York Times articleEpstein’s Autopsy ‘Points to Homicide,’ Pathologist Hired by Brother Claims.” In August, the New York City medical examiner’s office said Jeffrey Epstein had hanged himself in his jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. But  private pathologist Dr. Michael Baden said on the morning TV show “Fox & Friends” that Epstein, 66, experienced several injuries — including a broken bone in his neck — that “are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation.” At the time of Epstein’s autopsy, when several medical officials cautioned against relying solely on the broken hyoid as evidence of strangulation, Sorg responded that, “It’s not a slam dunk.” She said that a broken hyoid is “a sign of neck trauma” that can occur in both strangulation and hanging cases.