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Jeffrey Epstein died in the dark, but abuse investigation carries on

Courier Mail 2019-08-11 19:13:00

Jeffrey Epstein died of an apparent suicide in his jail cell, now prompting an additional federal investigation into his death along with one already examining allegations of sexual abuse and conspiracy against him.

Epstein, a wealthy financier accused of orchestrating a sex-trafficking ring and sexually abusing dozens of underage girls, was found Saturday morning unresponsive in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

He was later pronounced dead at New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital.