There is no video documentation of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s reported jail cell suicide, the New York Post reports.
Law enforcement officials reportedly told the New York Post that no surveillance cameras were pointed into Epstein’s cell at the Manhattan Correctional Facility where he was found unresponsive early Saturday morning, although there are cameras inside the jail — but those in the wing where Epstein was being held are only pointed towards areas outside of the cell.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Epstein was placed on suicide watch on July 23 following a previous, possible suicide attempt, but he was taken off suicide watch only six days later, a decision that has come under question.
Conspiracy theories about Epstein’s apparent suicide have circulated on both sides of the political aisle, with speculation running amok that the mysterious financier, who previously pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution from a minor, may have been in possession of dark secrets about powerful political figures. Epstein’s death came just a day after a federal court unsealed a trove of documents relating to the sex-trafficking investigation.
According to the New York Post, the federal prison officials broke protocol by failing to check on Epstein every 30 minutes the night before he was found unresponsive in his private cell. The New York Times reports that both of the guards assigned to supervise his cell had been working overtime — one of them for five straight days.
The Post spoke to Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams at the Dominican Day Parade in Manhattan, who was candid about his skepticism.
“Something doesn’t smell right – and it’s not his dead body,” Adams said.
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