Jeffrey Epstein Killed Himself by Hanging, NYC Medical Examiner Concludes

An illustration locating the hyoid bone.
Wikipedia

An illustration locating the hyoid bone. Wikipedia

Jeffrey Epstein had been placed on suicide watch weeks before taking his own life in a NY prison.

The results of Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy found the wealthy financier and accused sex trafficker committed suicide by hanging in his Manhattan jail cell.

At the time of his death, Epstein was awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges involving underage girls.

Of the two officers who would have had the responsibility to monitor Epstein, one was not now a detention guard but was temporarily reassigned to that post, according to a person briefed on the matter.

The Associated Press often does not report details of suicide methods but has made an exception because Epstein's cause of death is pertinent to the ongoing investigations.

Federal officials have been told to expect that a medical examiner's findings on Jeffrey Epstein's death will be released Friday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they lacked authorization to publicly discuss the investigation.

Epstein is believed to have killed himself early Saturday at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in NY, where he was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Attorney General William Barr says officials have uncovered "serious irregularities" at the jail.

In response to Epstein's suicide, the Justice Department suspended two jail guards and transferred the warden. Epstein, 66, was set to stand trial next year for allegedly sexually abusing dozens of girls in NY and Florida. Jennifer Araoz went public with her lawsuit Wednesday, while one day later, two women - identified in court documents simply as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 - filed a lawsuit in federal court against his estate and nine other unnamed co-defendants.

The women say they were working as hostesses at a popular Manhattan restaurant in 2004 when they were recruited to give Epstein massages.

A guard in Epstein's unit was working a fifth straight day of overtime and another guard was working mandatory overtime, the people said. The other was 20. Once they were in the massage room, the eight-page lawsuit said, Epstein was sexually aggressive towards them before giving them several hundred dollars.

One other person was scheduled to work but didn't.

They seek $100 million in damages, citing depression, anxiety, anger, flashbacks and nightmares.

This file photo taken on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, shows the Metropolitan Correctional Center where financier Jeffrey Epstein was being held before his alleged suicide.

North Korea launches 2 'projectiles,' vows to end talks with South Korea
Driver caught playing Pokemon Go on 8 phones along Washington hwy