Official Autopsy Concludes Epstein Death’s Was Suicide by Hanging

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New York City’s chief medical examiner determined on Friday that suicide by hanging was the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose body was found six days ago in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

The sparely worded official announcement detailing the autopsy conclusions rebutted a host of conspiracy theories – including one promoted by President Donald Trump – that had circulated on social media about the death of the well-connected former money manager.

Epstein’s lawyers said they were “not satisfied” with the medical examiner’s conclusions and planned to carry out their own investigation, seeking prison videos taken around the time of his death.

Epstein, 66, was found unresponsive on Saturday in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), triggering investigations into the circumstances of his death. He was arrested on July 6 and pleaded not guilty to federal charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls as young as 14.

Chief Medical Examiner Barbara Sampson said her determination of the cause of death came after a “careful review of all investigative information, including complete autopsy findings.”

“Cause: Hanging. Manner: Suicide,” the statement said, without providing supporting details for Sampson’s findings.

Details of the findings had been leaking into the news media over the past few days. Two law enforcement sources told Reuters on Thursday that Epstein’s neck had been broken in several places, confirming a Washington Post report that to some had raised questions about possible foul play.

Epstein, a registered sex offender who once counted Trump and former President Bill Clinton as friends, pleaded guilty in 2008 to Florida state charges of unlawfully paying a teenage girl for sex.

Epstein had been on suicide watch at the jail but was taken off prior to his death, a source who was not authorized to speak on the matter said previously. At the MCC, two jail guards are required to make separate checks on all prisoners every 30 minutes, but that procedure was not followed, the source added.

“It is indisputable that the authorities violated their own protocols,” Epstein’s lawyers Martin Weinberg, Reid Weingarten and Michael Miller said in a statement, describing conditions in the area he was held as, “harsh, even medieval.”

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has criticized “serious irregularities” at the facility.

(Reporting by Nathan Layne in New York; Editing by Will Dunham, Noeleen Walder and Simon Cameron-Moore)

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Mary Ridosh-Spalding

Wonder how much the corner was paid by the Clinton Foundation???

Jason Alsbrook

Lol OF COURSE it does…

Dave Hardesty

Have you noticed that the inside of the jail cell photographs, room layout or diagrams where he was Clintonized have not been released to the public? I am wondering how he managed to hang himself with a sheet allegedly from the upper bunk of the bunk bed in the cell. Was he so short that his feet wouldn’t touch the ground as he dangled there?

Gerald D Cline Jr.

“Suicide…?!?!?” Yeah–right…!?!?!? I believe it was “suicide” alright. Just like I believe the Earth is flat, the moon is made from green cheese, and the Tooth Fairy is going to pay me for all the tenth my dentist removed last years if I put them under my pillow…yeah-think…?!?!?


Other forensic pathologists need to examine the autopsy records and even his remains.

General Confusion

“For the wild conspiracists, 1. Vince Foster’s death was investigated by the the U.S. Park Police and the FBI with state and federal agencies participation, including the medical examiners findings. Their cause of death: Suicide, via a single gunshot wound thru the mouth. THEN #2. Robert Fiske, Independent Counsel, investigated and 7/1993 released a report that Foster’s cause of death was SUICIDE. THEN # 3 & #4 were the House Oversight Committee and Senate Banking Committee investigations of Foster’s death. Both concluded cause of death was SUICIDE. THEN #5. Ken Starr investigated Foster’s death and released his conclusion via a… Read more »


An “assisted suicide” for a man who didn’t want to die.
Was there any question but that this would be covered up as completely and quickly as possible?
Luckily all the “evidence” has been transferred to hillary’s server.

Ron Pauly

Seem’s like one of those mob hits on an informant I see on cop shows! lots of wealthy perverts breathing a sigh of relief right now.

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