The FBI and DOJ have launched an investigation into Epstein’s apparent suicide due to the bizarre circumstances surrounding the case. Although an autopsy was done, the Chief Medical Examiner Barbara Sampson said the cause of death is “pending further information.”
Epstein’s representatives hired celebrity pathologist Michael Baden to observe the autopsy as well as conduct an independent autopsy. Reports are that he hanged himself in his cell Saturday morning and was rushed to New York Presbyterian’s lower Manhattan Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Interesting circumstances surrounding his death continue to pile on, as do the conspiracy theories. Epstein had reportedly attempted suicide in his cell on July 23rd and was put on suicide watch after he was found unconscious in his cell. Ironically, he was swiftly taken off suicide watch just days later on July 29th at the urging of his defense attorneys.
Attorney General William Barr spoke this morning at a national policing conference in New Orleans during which he said, “Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered” after learning of “serious irregularities” at the jail where he was held. Among the suspect information surrounding Epstein’s death are reports that he had not been checked on for hours the night he died, despite protocol being to check on him every 30 minutes.
Foxnews.com has created a timeline from his first attempted suicide to the beginning of the investigation. Details include: “After being taken off suicide watch, Epstein was not returned to the cell he’d shared with an ex-cop awaiting trial…the reason for moving Epstein to a different, nearby cell was not immediately clear and the identity of Epstein’s second and final cellmate was not disclosed publicly.”
Incredibly noteworthy is the fact that on August 9th, aka Epstein’s final day, his cellmate was moved to a new location for “an unspecified reason” and was therefore alone in his cell. Also on that same day, “Thousands of documents are unsealed in connection with a defamation case against a woman accused of recruiting underage girls for Epstein. The document dump revealed dozens of high-profile individuals who partied or flew with Epstein on his private plane, and included allegations of impropriety against several of them, including prominent Democrats former Maine Sen. George Mitchell and ex-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York.”
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