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UPDATE 8-Jeffrey Epstein autopsy report shows broken neck -sources

UPDATE 8-Jeffrey Epstein autopsy report shows broken neck -sourcesNEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – An autopsy of the financier Jeffrey Epstein, who died in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, found his neck had been broken in several places, according to two law enforcement sources. Epstein was found dead in his jail cell in New York City on Saturday. The circumstances of the multi-millionaire’s death are under investigation, and it was unclear when a report of the autopsy would be made public.



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Epstein death: Broken neck bones in autopsy raise questions about apparent suicide of accused sex trafficker

Epstein death: Broken neck bones in autopsy raise questions about apparent suicide of accused sex traffickerJeffrey Epstein had suffered broken bones in his neck of a kind more commonly seen in deaths by strangulation than suicides, according to reports.The disgraced 66-year-old financier was found hanging in his cell at a federal prison in New York on Saturday while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.His death was described as an “apparent suicide” by attorney general William Barr, who criticised “serious irregularities” at the jail.Authorities have not yet released details of the autopsy, but The Washington Post claimed on Thursday that it discovered “multiple breaks in his neck bones”, including the hyoid bone.While the injury to the hyoid can occur in suicides by hanging, particularly in older people, it raises further questions about the circumstances of the multi-millionaire’s death.“If, hypothetically, the hyoid bone is broken, that would generally raise questions about strangulation, but it is not definitive and does not exclude suicidal hanging,” Jonathan Arden, president of the National Association of Medical Examiners, told the Post.The case has already attracted several conspiracy theories, including one promoted by president Donald Trump on Twitter.It has also caused outrage among Epstein’s victims and their representatives, who had hoped that Epstein’s trial next year would produce the justice they thought he had long evaded.The office of New York City’s chief medical examiner Barbara Sampson, which has not commented on the findings of the autopsy, is said to be seeking further information about Epstein’s condition in the hours before his death.Epstein had previously been placed on suicide watch after being found unconscious on the floor of his cell with marks on his neck last month.However he was not under that regime at the time of his death and guards had not checked on him for up to three hours before he was found hanging at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in lower Manhattan.Epstein, who once counted Mr Trump and former president Bill Clinton as friends, died a day after new legal documents, unsealed by a court, provided more details about the young girls he was said to have abused over several decades.Several investigations are being carried out into the circumstances, including a “psychological reconstruction” and an “after action” review by the prison, as well as probes by the FBI and US Department of Justice’s inspector general.



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Man fights off grizzly bear by stabbing it in neck with pocket knife as it savaged him

Man fights off grizzly bear by stabbing it in neck with pocket knife as it savaged himA man savaged by a grizzly bear while mountain biking fought off the animal by stabbing it with a 2in pocket knife – and then cycled four miles to get help.Colin Dowler was out in the backwoods of British Columbia exploring possible hiking routes when he turned a corner and encountered the huge grizzly at a distance of about 30m, the BBC reported.He had hoped the bear would avoid confrontation and pass him by, or retreat into trees near the logging trail on Mount Doogie Dowler, named for his grandfather.But the animal approached him with “methodical, heavy swats” of its paws, Mr Dowler told the broadcaster. He tried talking it down, he said, telling it: ”I know this is your territory, I’m just passing through, we don’t have to do this.”When the grizzly did not retreat the 45-year-old tried throwing his bike at it, to no avail. Then it lunged, sinking its teeth into his stomach.Mr Dowler told Canadian broadcaster CBC: “It grabbed me by the stomach and kind of pushed me down and dragged me toward the ditch maybe 50 feet. I tried eye gouging it away and it didn’t really work.”The bear also bit into his limbs during the 29 July attack, the reports said.He added: “It sounded like it was grating my bones up. “Somehow, I don’t know how I did it. I used both hands to pull underneath the bear to get to that knife, and I grabbed the knife … and stabbed the bear in his neck.“It let go of me immediately. It was bleeding quite badly, I wasn’t really sure if it was dying faster than I was.”Once free of the bear’s jaws Mr Dowler reportedly made a tourniquet from his shirt and rode some 4.3 miles before finding help, in the form of five logging camp workers who gave first aid and called for an air ambulance.Mr Dowler, a father of two, is now recovering at Vancouver General Hospital.The bear was reportedly tracked down and killed by wildlife officers.



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Mom arrested after bringing dead daughter to hospital claiming her neck was injured in wreck

Mom arrested after bringing dead daughter to hospital claiming her neck was injured in wreckPolice arrested the mother of a 5-year-old girl who her brought to an Alexandria hospital said the girl's neck was injured in an auto accident.



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Father of 6 dies after wave breaks his neck in 'freak accident' on North Carolina coast

Father of 6 dies after wave breaks his neck in 'freak accident' on North Carolina coastA Raleigh man was killed Friday after he was hit by a strong wave at Oak Island, his family said.



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Jussie Smollett: Chicago police share previously unseen video of rope around actor's neck

Jussie Smollett: Chicago police share previously unseen video of rope around actor's neckIn video shared by Chicago police, Jussie Smollett is seen wearing a noose, and men are seen buying supplies to carry out the allegedly-staged attack.



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Colts Neck mansion fire: Husband, wife, kids believed killed before fire, brother in custody

Colts Neck mansion fire: Husband, wife, kids believed killed before fire, brother in custodyThe Monmouth County prosecutor said the four victims suffered "homicidal violence" before the Colts Neck fire was set.



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Colts Neck Fire: Brother Charged With Arson, More Details Emerge About Quadruple Homicide

Colts Neck Fire: Brother Charged With Arson, More Details Emerge About Quadruple HomicideThe brother of the man who was found dead outside his Colts Neck home yesterday has been charged with aggravated arson. Paul J. Caneiro, 51, was arrested and placed into custody at Monmouth County jail for attempting to burn down his own house in Ocean Township, New Jersey. According to USA Today, Paul Caneiro allegedly tried to burn down his Tilton Drive home “using gasoline and igniting the gasoline causing the residence to catch fire while his wife and two daughters were inside.” None of his family were reported injured as a result of the blaze.



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Police: Man snapped woman's neck, ripped her eyes out after she rejected his marriage proposal

Police: Man snapped woman's neck, ripped her eyes out after she rejected his marriage proposalA Pennsylvania man was arrested after police say he murdered his female friend when she rejected his marriage proposal, according to NBC Philadelphia.



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Russian Radio Journalist Stabbed In Neck Amid Anti-Media Violence

Russian Radio Journalist Stabbed In Neck Amid Anti-Media ViolenceA prominent journalist at Russia’s top independent radio station was stabbed in the neck on Monday after a spate of recent attacks and threats against Russian media.



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