Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, 66, kills himself in Manhattan jail cell
Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, 66, kills himself in his Manhattan jail cell, 24 hours after files in his case were unsealed and two weeks after he was placed on suicide watch ahead of his sex trafficking trial
- Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead inside his New York City jail cell
- His body was found early Saturday morning, with three law enforcement officials telling ABC that the cause of death was suicide
- Epstein was arrested on July 6 charges of conspiracy and sex trafficking, and was being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center without bail
- Epstein was placed on suicide watch following a first suicide attempt inside his jail cell on July 24
Published: 09:03 EDT, 10 August 2019 | Updated: 09:18 EDT, 10 August 2019
Jeffrey Epstein has committed suicide inside his New York jail cell.
The billionaire pedophile was found dead early Saturday morning at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Manhattan.
The 66-year-old was awaiting trial on charges of conspiracy and sex trafficking and was being held at the high-security complex without bail.
Epstein – who once boasted high-profile friends including Prince Andrew and President Bill Clinton – was arrested on July 6, accused of arranging to have sex with dozens of underage girls at his residences in New York City and Florida between 2002 and 2005.
He had plead not guilty to the charges.
The shocking news of Epstein’s death comes just weeks after he was hospitalized for a first suicide attempt.
Jeffrey Epstein has committed suicide inside his New York City jail cell
Epstein killed himself at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center where he was being held without bail on charges of conspiracy and sex trafficking
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