Medical examiner: Epstein died by hanging himself in jail cell

Medical examiner: Epstein died by hanging himself in jail cell

Of the two officers who would have had the responsibility to monitor Epstein, one was not now a detention guard but was temporarily reassigned to that post, according to a person briefed on the matter.

Guards at the federal jail found Epstein on Saturday morning.

Though Epstein was off suicide watch, he was still supposed to be checked on every 30 minutes.

Fox News has also learned that 20 of 21 prison staff posts were filled between the hours of 4 p.m. and 12 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, the day before Epstein was found.

One guard was working a fifth straight day of overtime shifts, it was reported, while another was forced to work mandatory overtime that night.

Epstein's defense lawyers said they did not accept the ruling and planned to conduct their own investigation.

The newspaper said the official results of the NY city medical examiner's investigation into how Epstein had died showed that the wealthy hedge fund manager had killed himself.

Epstein was accused of molesting teenage girls from 2002 to 2005.

An ex-convict - who spent time in the same jail as Epstein - recently told the New York Post that it is "impossible" to kill yourself inside the cells.

Prior to the autopsy, conspiracy theories surrounding Epstein's death began to circulate.

The FBI and Justice Department are investigating how America's most high-profile inmate managed to take his own life just weeks after an earlier reported suicide attempt. "It is indisputable that the authorities violated their own protocols".

The official says the Federal Bureau of Investigation has repeatedly sought interviews with some staff members but those interviews are being delayed by union representatives. Sampson responded that "no single finding can be evaluated in a vacuum" and experts said the bone in question often breaks in suicidal hangings.

There has been no comment, according to the publication, from Weingarten or other attorneys representing Epstein.

Autopsy reports are not public records in NY, and the details of the medical examiner's finding, or the evidence she relied upon, were not immediately available.

According to the suit, an unnamed woman described as a "recruiter", offered the women hundreds of dollars, saying that Epstein "liked young, pretty girls to massage him".

Epstein, a multi-millionaire who counted Britain's Prince Andrew and Donald Trump as friends, was charged with 1 count of sex trafficking of minors and 1 count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors.

One other person was scheduled to work but didn't. They seek $100 million in damages, citing depression, anxiety, anger and flashbacks.

Jennifer Araoz filed the first lawsuit against Epstein's estate, along with Ghislaine Maxwell and other staffers she accuses helped facilitate her sexual assault by the millionaire when she was 14 years old.

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