Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in his Manhattan jail cell by suspected suicide, according to several reports.
Epstein, who was being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, reportedly committed suicide, hanging himself in his jail cell, according to reports from the New York Times and ABC News. According to the Associated Press, “The medical examiner’s office in Manhattan confirmed Epstein’s death.”
WATCH: ABC News Special Report: Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide overnight in his Lower Manhattan jail cell where he had been held pending trial on federal sex trafficking charges, three law enforcement officials told @ABC News. https://t.co/62ck8x1HNG pic.twitter.com/Ugd5VZjHZj
— ABC News (@ABC) August 10, 2019
He was charged last month on sex trafficking-related charges.
As Breitbart News reported:
NBC 4 New York, citing sources, reported court documents state that Epstein allegedly had sexual encounters with dozens of underage girls at his Palm Beach, Florida residence. According to authorities, the politically connected hedge fund manager employed “female fixers” who sought out the girls from all over the world for such encounters. Some of the girls were allegedly transported to his homes in New York City, New Mexico, and a private Caribbean island, according to court documents.
The news of his suicide comes weeks after authorities found the disgraced billionaire semi-conscious in his jail cell. At the time, Epstein was in a fetal position with marks around his neck, signifying a failed suicide attempt.
Breitbart News reported:
According to NBC New York, citing sources familiar with the matter, an injured Epstein was discovered in the fetal position inside his jail cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City. He was found “semi-conscious with marks on his neck,” reports NBC New York. Two sources told the news outlet that Epstein may have attempted to take his own life by hanging. Another source said the hedge fund manager’s injuries were not serious and suggested the hedge fund manager may use them as a means to receive a transfer.
This development follows the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York’s move Friday, unsealing thousands of documents, “in which Virginia Roberts Guiffre … said Epstein forced her to have sex with powerful men, including former Maine Sen. George Mitchell, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Prince Andrew,” Fox Business reports.
This story is developing.