The New York City chief medical examiner said on Friday that they had concluded Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide in his jail cell, in support of the official account of his death.
The examiner added the the official cause of death was suicide by hanging, according to the New York Times.
The ruling comes six days after Epstein was found unresponsive in his Manhattan jail cell.
He reportedly tied the bedsheet around his neck with the other end tied to the top bunk of the bed in the cell. He got on his knees and leaned down with enough force to break several bones in his neck.
Epstein was charged with several counts of underage sex trafficking, and the case was widely believed to involve powerful and wealthy people.
Some have viewed the death with suspicion after reports that Epstein had injuries that were more consistent with those that would occur from strangulation rather than those from a suicide. Dissenting medical experts say the injuries could have occurred from suicide.
Others point to the trove of documents related to the case that were released just the day prior to his death as a reason to believe there’s more to the official story.
President Donald Trump entered the conspiracy theory fray when he retweeted a video from one of his supporters implying that the Clintons had murdered Epstein to protect themselves.
Here’s a report on the ruling:
Epstein autopsy report reveals cause of death