Official Autopsy Concludes Epstein Death’s Was Suicide by Hanging

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)

Responses

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

  2. 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?

  3. “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…?!?!?

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

  5. “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 public report in 10/1997. Cause of death: SUICIDE. To persist in believing a conspiracy in the face of FIVE investigations showing SUICIDE, make you appear flat out NUTS as well as sadistically HEARTLESS. I realize that logic and empathy are NOT strong suits of conspiracist, but can you NOT be satisfied with the pain that you have already caused the family Mr. Foster and move on with your lives in a productive direction?. If you hold proof of your conspiracy, TAKE IT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT and leave the family of the deceased in peace.” Phyllis

    You are confusing the conspiracy theorists with facts and logic. They don’t want to know the truth. They feel superior thinking that they know something that we simpletons don’t know.

    1. Join the discussion…Yea and it all was swept under the liberal/communist rug. Go back and reread the findings. The conclusions do not match the crime scene.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. “Official Autopsy Concludes…”. Yet we don’t know why as the tersely worded statement doesn’t describe any of the evidence that would lead to this conclusion—yet that is PRECISELY what an ME’s autopsy report is supposed to do.

  9. I’m guessing it was ‘suicide’ with a little help from his ‘friends’. Check the check in log and see if a Clinton or two didn’t visit the man before e ‘hung himself’. Too many bodies drop when they have information about those two.

    1. Oh no, you won’t find Clinton attached to this. Hillary learned how to have these hits done when she worked for the law office in Chicago that represents the mob. The term for doing her dirty laundry is Clintonize and like Martinizing it can be done in less than an hour.

  10. Yeah…right…”suicide….” Sure…I believe that…. Like I believe the world is flat, the moon is made from green cheese, and the Easter Bunny leaves all those colored eggs for the little kiddies to find Easter morning…. Sure I do…ya-think…?!?!?

  11. 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 public report in 10/1997. Cause of death: SUICIDE. To persist in believing a conspiracy in the face of FIVE investigations showing SUICIDE, make you appear flat out NUTS as well as sadistically HEARTLESS. I realize that logic and empathy are NOT strong suits of conspiracist, but can you NOT be satisfied with the pain that you have already caused the family Mr. Foster and move on with your lives in a productive direction?. If you hold proof of your conspiracy, TAKE IT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT and leave the family of the deceased in peace.

    1. Easy to make it look like a suicide when you pay off the people who are suppose to be watching the man. And the camera doesn’t function all of a sudden. The guard ‘fell asleep’ just before he ‘hung himself’. I’ll stick with the Clinton’s had something to do with it because they had the most to lose. Remember Bill only went to the island 4 times even thought the flight manifest shows at least 23 trips with Big Bill on board.

    2. Wasn’t he the guy that was left-handed and killed himself using his right hand?

  12. Ok so let me see the footage…..what, the camera wasn’t working? ….How about the hallway cameras; let me see that at least…..what, they weren’t working either? So let me see the sheet used ….what, it was thrown away? Ok so let me see the check-on reports for each 30 minutes prior to death going back to the night before…..what, no one checked in three hours before death? He was only the most featured inmate of the building, already had a suicide attempt, but was off suicide watch? How about cameras ANYWHERE in the bldg…..ya got any? If mob of elite hits can take place in a max security prison….what value is our lives? Better wake up before the fuchers come after YOU.

  13. Suicide? Really? At this point, a former MCC inmate seems more credible – maybe the “guards” were well paid.

    1. NO, the Tooth Fairy is not real and conspiracies are not real either. Keep in mind that the Bureau of Prisons is under the direction of AG Bill Barr.

  14. Yep it was suicide. There are many ways to commit suicide, this is just another example of the famous Clinton Suicide Method, it was the same one Vince Foster used.

    1. Vince Foster’s suicide involved not one, but two, bullets to the back of his head! ???? it’s hard to fire that first bullet into the back of your head, but even harder to fire the second one into your head after the first one turned your brain to mush.

      1. Not to mention how he walked up to that point from his car in the lot and never got any dirt on the bottoms of his shoes…..there WERE some carpet fibers though, as though he were teleported directly from his office to the death site.

  15. What good does every 30 minutes do? It doesn’t take 30 minutes to die by hanging.

    1. Especially when a Clinton operative has a garrote around the victim’s throat!

  16. Well, duh! He died from hanging! But from whose instigation? (Trump followers, look up that word) Who paid off at least 2, if not more, ladies of the evening, or the afternoon? Who partied with Epstein and bragged that he shared fun times with him, especially with those who were “younger?” Who said he was never a fan of Epstein, that he was an awful character, etc.? Who has the most to gain from sweeping this away? Of course, only two persons imaginable: Obama and Hillary! TRUMP IN 2020!!! GO, DONNIE!!!!!

    1. LOL.. Read your post as SATIRE, yet the 8 up votes indicate they took it seriously. FOLKS, give it some thought, TRUMP is the one who gave the interview on his friend Epstein. TRUMP is the one on the videos of partying with Epstein at Mar a largo. TRUMP is the one accused in 2015 of having forced a 13 yr old at Epstein’s NYC apartment to have sex in 2000. Paul, please join me in hoping for a candidate in 2020 that can MAKE AMERICA SANE AGAIN!!! This insanity is scary.

  17. I think we’re being lied to. In point of fact, there are very few “findings” that have been leaked and the selective leaks appear highly choreographed. The brevity of the ME’s report with a lack of supporting evidence presented is in itself suspicious.

    1. Do you possess the background to correctly interpret a detailed autopsy. Watching Law & Order is entertainment, but does not provide you with a medical degree.

  18. Sure he did. It’s a good thing Barr is pursuing an investigation.

    Why was did the same lawyers who had him removed from suicide watch now demanding an investigation?

    Why did the prison use two poorly-trained substitute guards, now fired, who claim to have BOTH slept for three-hours? No staggered naps, alarms, etc.?

    Why wasn’t the warden not also fired?

    Why did it take over a month, from July to mid-August, to raid his island? The FBI had no problems with a midnight raid/search of Roger Stone’s home.

    This one’s going to linger even after the MSM moves on.

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