Jeffrey Epstein is dead by apparent suicide in federal jail, Justice Department investigating

Jeffrey Epstein is dead by apparent suicide in federal jail, Justice Department investigating

Jeffrey Epstein, the millionaire financier and accused sex trafficker, died by apparent suicide Saturday morning while in federal custody, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

Epstein, 66, was in his federal jail cell in downtown Manhattan but was not on suicide watch at the time of his death, multiple people familiar with the investigation told NBC News. He had apparently hanged himself, and was found unresponsive at around 6:30 a.m. ET.

via NBC Jeffrey Epstein is dead by apparent suicide in federal jail, Justice Department investigating

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