The broker who sold the property told The Daily Beast she had never met Maxwell, a British heiress long linked to Epstein. But a British man who she assumed was the husband attended the house inspection, the broker said, and told her that he had just sold his tech company and was looking for a place in the U.S. The buyers initially asked not to put their name on the purchasing paperwork, but when the seller balked, they formed a limited liability company to put on the documents instead.

“They said they didn’t want her name known, so I thought it must be a movie star,” the broker said. “She wanted to know what the flight patterns were over the house, which was very strange.”…

At the Henniker Farm and Country Store, where locals buy gardening tools, maple syrup, and duck eggs, the saga of Epstein and Maxwell—and the arrest in their midst—barely registered.

“I don’t even know who she is,” said employee Kristen Wenzel, who added that she did not know who Epstein was, either. “We keep our noses out of other people’s business,” she added.