August 10, 2019
I can’t say I’m surprised.
Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced millionaire who was facing federal sex trafficking charges, died by suicide early Saturday in his Lower Manhattan prison cell, three law enforcement officials told ABC News.
Epstein hanged himself, law enforcement sources said. He was transported in cardiac arrest at 6:39 a.m. from Metropolitan Correctional Center to New York Downtown Hospital, according to sources.
Epstein, 66, was set to stand trial next year for allegedly sexually abusing dozens of minor girls in New York and Florida.
I think few people will believe this was actually a suicide. Especially since he was already on suicide watch following an apparent suicide attempt just over a week earlier.
And there were most certainly a lot of people who would have wanted him dead.
This comes less than 24 hours after 2,000 pages of documents were unsealed, showing the names of various people who stand accused of having sex with his underage sex workers.
I don’t know what this means for any further investigation, but it certainly does not make it any easier.
I’m going to have to spend some time thinking about this before I give further comment.