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Death of a financier Jeffrey Epstein used a bed sheet to create a makeshift noose and hang himself in his New York jail cell over the weekend, according to the report.
The New York Post reported Monday that Epstein, 66, was found with a sheet wrapped around his neck and attached it to the top of a bunk bed. He knelt down in the direction of the floor and uses the rope to strangle themselves, as the paper said, citing an unnamed law enforcement official.
Epstein’s death has prompted outrage and questions from members of parliament about how he was able to kill himself in the Special Housing unit at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan. He was found unconscious on Saturday morning, and pronounced dead at a hospital.
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He was placed on suicide watch and is being evaluated psychologically, last month after he was found with a bruise on the back of his neck. However, he was taken out of the watch at the end of July
Epstein was supposed to have a cellmate, but the person was transferred prior to his death. It was not clear as to why no one else had been assigned to the cell.
Epstein, was being held on several child sex trafficking charges after he was denied bail. Prosecutors said that he was sexually abusing young girls between 2002 and 2005, in New York and Florida properties.
He has pleaded not guilty, and was facing 45 years in prison.
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An autopsy was performed Sunday but the cause of death was not revealed pending the results of other studies.
The FBI and the Department of Justice is investigating the matter. Attorney General William Barr said he was “shocked” to hear of the news of Epstein’s death and said it “raises serious questions that must be answered.”