Breaking News: Jeffrey Epstein, Accused of Sex Trafficking, Commits Suicide

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Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy results are “pending further information,” according to a statement from the New York City Medical Examiner’s office.

“Today, a medical examiner performed the autopsy of Jeffrey Epstein. The ME’s determination is pending further information at this time,” chief medical examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson said in the statement.

Sampson also confirmed the presence of a private pathologist (Dr. Michael Baden) at the autopsy, per the request of Epstein’s representatives — a “routine practice,” Sampson added.

Epstein died Saturday of suspected suicide two weeks after he was found injured in his cell with marks on his neck.

Previously, Manhattan federal prosecutors had charged Epstein in July with the sex trafficking of girls as young as 14 years old and the collection of child pornography. Epstein pled not guilty, but had he been convicted, he faced up to 45 years in prison.

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Jeffrey Epstein, the multimillionaire financier who faced charges of sex trafficking, was found dead Saturday morning. He was 66 years old.

Epstein hanged himself in his jail cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, according to multiple reports. He was placed on suicide watch two weeks ago after he was found injured with marks on his neck.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons confirmed Epsteins suicide in a statement, saying he “was found unresponsive in his cell” at approximately 6:30 a.m. Soon after, Epstein “was transported by EMS to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, and subsequently pronounced dead by hospital staff.” The FBI is investigating the incident.

Manhattan federal prosecutors charged Epstein in July with sex trafficking of girls as young as 14 years old and collecting child pornography. He pled not guilty, but was denied bail after a judge determined he posed a significant flight risk. If convicted, he faced up to 45 years in prison.

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