News about the coroner’s autopsy finding broken bones in the throat of wealthy, sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein brought back memories of my death by strangulation. Unlike Epstein who died by suicidal hanging in a jail cell while under federal detention, my death occurred in the woods on the idyllic island of Martha’s Vineyard.
Like Epstein’s, the hyoid bone was broken in my encounter with evil. Experts say a fracture of this bone is strong evidence of a homicide. The unique aspect about this bone is that, over time, it can heal itself. I can heal myself.
Newsweek’s Shane Croucher writes in his August 15th article, “the hyoid bone is U-shaped and sits at the front of the neck between the lower jaw and the voice box. ‘The primary function of the hyoid bone is to serve as an anchoring structure for the tongue. It has no articulation with other bones,’ states Encyclopedia Brittanica. The hyoid is fractured in one-third of all homicides by strangulation.”
The assertion of a broken hyoid bone found by the coroner raised some controversy over whether or not foul play brought about Epstein's demise. Although it does not exclude a death by suicidal hanging. In my case there was other physical clues to conclude a murder had occurred. The broken blood vessels in my eye was evidence of a violent, deadly crime. While being strangled the blockage of the throat forced the red blood into the whites of my eye.
The red spot lingered for a few months after I came back from death.