Epstein death puts renowned pathologist back in spotlight
Baden has been part of many of America’s most prominent death investigations since the 1970s, when he was top pathologist for a congressional committee probing the Kennedy and King killings.
He would go on to contribute to inquiries into the deaths of other historical figures, including Russia’s Tsar Nicholas II and American civil rights leader Medgar Evers. He also was part of a team that proved that the exhumed body of a man who drowned off Brazil in 1979 was that of Dr. Josef Mengele, the infamous “Angel of Death” from the Nazi concentration camps.
He testified for record producer Phil Spector in his first murder trial in the 2003 death of actress Lana Clarkson. Baden’s wife, attorney Linda Kenney Baden, represented Spector at the time, which prosecutors suggested created a conflict of interest. The pathologist denied it and said he made his findings before his wife joined Spector’s defense team.