Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced financier who was indicted on sex trafficking charges, died overnight by an apparent suicide in his Manhattan jail cell, according to multiple reports on Saturday morning.

Law enforcement officials told ABC News that Epstein, 66, died by suicide in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC). His body was found Saturday morning around 7:30 a.m., The New York Times reported.

The billionaire financier had been on suicide watch since late July, according to ABC, when he was found unconscious in his jail cell with injuries to his neck.
Authorities at the MCC did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill on Saturday morning.


Epstein, who was arrested early last month, faced allegations of trafficking dozens of minors for sex after previously accepting a plea deal in 2008 over similar accusations that landed him on the sex offender registry.

The case against Epstein has reportedly been active for years. On Friday, it was reported that a woman testified in 2016 that Epstein had sent her while she was underaged to perform sexual acts with two former politicians, which they both deny.

Updated: 9:43 a.m.

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