Prosecutors revealed in court Wednesday they could not locate the footage from outside of Epstein’s cell on July 23 — the day of his first reported suicide attempt at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in NYC. That was 2 weeks before he successfully killed himself … according to the Medical Examiner’s report.

The feds had no explanation for why the footage has gone missing — they said they simply can’t find it.

That could spell trouble for Epstein’s cellmate at the time, ex-cop Nick Tartaglione … who was reportedly accused of attacking Epstein that night. He formally requested the video be preserved 2 days after the suicide attempt … in order to clear his name.