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.
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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.
Updated: 9:43 a.m.