The much-anticipated results of the New York City medical examiner's autopsy of Jeffrey Epstein have been released... kinda... saying its determination is “pending further information at this time.”
Statement from Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson:
Today, a medical examiner performed the autopsy of Jeffrey Epstein.
The ME’s determination is pending further information at this time.
At the request of those representing the decedent, and with the awareness of the federal prosecutor, I allowed a private pathologist (Dr. Michael Baden) to observe the autopsy examination.
This is routine practice.
My office defers to the involved law enforcement agencies regarding other investigations around this death.
Inquiries regarding the determination of the Chief Medical Examiner should be directed towards my office.
So, the autopsy is complete? What further information could the ME need? Instructions?
On a side note, the private pathologist, demanded by Epstein's attorneys, Dr. Michael Baden, was the city’s chief medical examiner in the late 1970s and has been called as an expert witness in high-profile cases including by the defense at O.J. Simpson’s 1994 murder trial.
Of course, this unusual delay will merely spur further uncertainty and the all around 'conspiracy theory' feel to this whole debacle.
What are the odds that Epstein's body gets misplaced? Or accidentally cremated?