I am going to talk about mechanics of trauma and suicide by hanging, so if anybody wants to mute me now's the time.
WashPo said that Epstein's hyoid bone was among the bones in his neck that were broken.
THAT IS KIND OF A COLOSSAL DIFFERENCE.
Which can *look* like a fracture, if you don't look carefully.
Specifically, what has been reported is that he tied a bedsheet to his neck and kneeled down. This is actually a quite common method. People will hang themselves using a belt and a doorknob.
That's the mechanism; in comparison to manual strangulation, the level of pressure on the hyoid is much lower.
It's different in a judicial hanging.
But WashPo goes further with this, and it's either bad reporting or WTF territory.
Which raises the question: well, if that's the case, what other bones were broken?
You don't get broken vertebrae from a hanging like Jeffrey Epstein is reported to have committed. If Epstein had any broken verts, that's a different ballgame & would be INSANELY newsworthy, so of course WashPo didn't clearly report it.
SOURCE. "The hyoid was broken."
JOURNO. "Wtf is that"
SOURCE. "It's among the bones in the neck"
Something like that.
Broken vertebrae would ring massive alarm bells, so my guess is a source would have led w/ that.