A former New York City medical examiner believes the death of convicted sex offender and wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein was more likely a homicide by strangling than a suicide. 

Appearing Wednesday morning on "Fox & Friends," Dr. Michael Baden, a forensic pathologist hired by Epstein's brother, said that the "three fractures are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation." 

The reported injuries included fractures on the right and left side of his larynx and one fracture on the left hyoid bone.

“Hanging does not cause these broken bones and homicide does,” Baden added.

Epstein, 66, died in August after he was found hanging in his cell at the special housing unit of the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York and while awaiting trial on multiple charges of sex trafficking. 

The New York City medical examiner ruled Epstein's death a suicide by hanging. Dr. Lawrence Kobilinsky, a professor of forensic science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, told CNN that a fractured hyoid bone does not necessarily indicate a homicide.

But some have questions surrounding Epstein's death as more information has been released, including two guards scheduled for rounds every 30 minutes falling asleep for three hours and both security cameras watching Epstein’s cell reportedly malfunctioning, both of which Baden called into question.

“Occasionally a guard falls asleep — never two guards at the same time,” Baden said.

Baden, who was present at Epstein's autopsy, was hired by Mark Epstein to observe the autopsy and provide his own opinion on the cause of death. He had previously served as a medical examiner in New York City for nearly 50 years and had probed high-profile cases including the alleged O.J. Simpson murders and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

“The brother is concerned that if [Epstein] was murdered, then other people who have information might be at risk,” Baden continued in the interview. “He thinks that his brother wasn’t the type to commit suicide but he wants to get the information that he hasn’t been able to get so far.”

Baden is also demanding federal prosecutors and investigators release the DNA findings from Epstein’s autopsy.

“They took fingernail clippings to see if there’s anybody else’s DNA on it and that hasn’t been released, neither has information about whose DNA is on the ligature out of torn strips of orange sheets,” Baden continued. “Whoever made it has to have a lot of DNA on it and the brother has been asking for that from day one.”

Epstein had several high-profile friends and acquaintances, including Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Attorney General Bill Barr, Prince Andrew, lawyer Alan Dershowitz, Media mogul billionaire Mort Zuckerman, equity manager and Trump campaign adviser Tom Barrack, and filmmaker Woody Allen.