Stand by tor the conspiracy theories to erupt around the net. According to multiple reports, convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein took his own life last night in a Manhattan jail. Or at least “someone who looked like Epstein” was seen being wheeled out of the facility on a gurney. (New York Post)
Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is dead, law enforcement sources said Saturday.
A gurney carrying a man who looked like Epstein was wheeled out of the Manhattan Correctional Center around 7:30 a.m. The ambulance went to New York Downtown Hospital.
The incident comes two weeks after Epstein, 66, was placed on suicide watch after he was found nearly unconscious in his cell with injuries to his neck.
The obvious questions about this will likely be circulating for a while. First of all, was this an actual suicide or an “assisted suicide? The last time he was found unconscious with wounds to his neck, some reports claimed that another prisoner had tried to take him out. But since they put him on suicide watch after that, it appears the authorities were convinced he’d done it himself.
And what about that suicide watch? Unless someone at the Manhattan jail mistakenly thought that meant “watching people commit suicide” this shouldn’t have been possible. Surely they removed anything he could have hung himself with. And unless someone smuggled in some lethal drugs (which also seems highly unlikely) his guards should have been able to prevent this from happening. One early report coming out of CNN is suggesting that it was hanging, though that doesn’t seem to be confirmed yet.
Either way, this requires a full investigation and the guards, along with the people in charge at the jail will have to be held accountable. All of the women that Epstein victimized over the years will never fully receive justice now and Epstein won’t face them in court.
Assuming it really was suicide, is anyone really surprised that he would try this? The mountains of evidence coming to light made it highly unlikely he would slip through the fingers of law enforcement again. His life was basically ruined and he was destined to likely spend the rest of his life in a cell, either in solitary or dodging the types of prisoners who enjoy taking down child abusers. In any event, it appears the monster has left the world stage and he can now reap whatever “reward” awaits him. We’ll update this post later if more details are confirmed.
UPDATE: The NY Post has a photo of Epstein being wheeled into the hospital and confirms he was hung. They were apparently still trying to revive him on the way to the hospital but to no avail. CNN further confirms that he was found alone in his jail cell in cardiac arrest.