In an interview with New York Magazine’s M.L. Nestel, Jeffrey Epstein’s bodyguard revealed his belief that someone assisted his now-deceased boss’ suicide.
Per the interview:
Hold on. When did you find out he died?
Saturday or Sunday or whenever.
What did you think when you found that out?
What did I think?
Are you sure you want to hear what I am going to think?
Somebody helped him to do that.
You think somebody helped him kill himself?
Igor Zinoviev, a Russian martial artist and former UFC fighter, went everywhere protecting Jeffrey Epstein.
However, Zinoviev got spooked moments later, according to the transcript, and refused to elaborate (Twitchy).
“Listen, you’re really smart and I’m not going to offer that over the phone right now, okay?” and “Yes. but just be careful. I’m not kidding.”:
— henno (@jrhennessy) August 14, 2019
The former bodyguard then warned Nestel that asking questions could “put yourself in big trouble”:
— Charlie Warzel (@cwarzel) August 15, 2019
The interview comes on the heels of an autopsy report that showed Epstein’s fatal injuries “are more common in victims of homicide by strangulation,” according to the Washington Post. [emphasis added]
However, if Epstein hurled himself off the top bunk, where the bedsheets around his neck were tied, it’s possible the fall alone could have fractured his hyoid bone.