US Federal Bureau of Prisons statement on Epstein - confirms FBI investigating his death.
And formal statement from US Attorney General William Barr
This was broadcast on American breakfast television just before news of Epstein's death was being reported.
Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein died overnight in an apparent suicide, law enforcement sources told the Post Saturday.
A gurney carrying a man who looked like Epstein was wheeled out of the Manhattan Correctional Center around 7:30 a.m. and headed to New York Downtown Hospital. A call for a reported cardiac arrest came in at 6:38 a.m., Fire Department sources said.
Two weeks ago, Epstein, 66, was placed on suicide watch after he was found nearly unconscious in his cell with injuries to his neck.
The multimillionaire financier was being held without bail pending trial on child sex-trafficking charges.
Epstein was busted July 6 over the alleged sexual abuse of dozens of young girls in his Upper East Side townhouse and his waterfront mansion in Palm, Beach, Florida, between 2002 and 2005. He pleaded not guilty and faced up to 45 years in prison.
Thousands of documents unsealed Friday in connection with a defamation case against the perv’s alleged recruiter revealed dozens of high-profile names that a self-identified victim, Virginia Giuffre, said she was forced to perform sex acts with, from former Maine Sen. George Mitchell and ex-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, money manager Glenn Dubin and MIT professor Marvin Minksy.
He managed to hang himself even though he was on 24 hour suicide watch. Nothing odd about that. Not like any rich and famous people wouldn’t have wanted him to take the stand and testify. https://t.co/kQTmxWDVPP— Peter Ford (@mrpford) August 10, 2019
Why the f didn’t he have 24 hour surveillance? https://t.co/oqQtv19I57— John Ruddick (@JohnRuddick2) August 10, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein was already on *suicide watch* ... this is a complete joke and a travesty for his many victims. Every conspiracy theory now running amok is fully deserved https://t.co/DPk8pCGTe7— Gray Connolly (@GrayConnolly) August 10, 2019
How did this happen? Wasn't he on a suicide watch? https://t.co/QtqY0R7ulA— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) August 10, 2019
Even a Hermann Goering needed the help of incompetent/crooked guards to commit suicide in order to cheat the hangman. Epstein’s “death” is enormously convenient to many powerful people in many places. A full investigation by independent police far removed from NY is needed.— Gray Connolly (@GrayConnolly) August 10, 2019