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Medical Examiner Concludes Jeffrey Epstein Died by His Own Hand

Jeffrey Epstein

The chief medical examiner for New York City ruled on Friday that disgraced financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide [1] by hanging in his prison cell last week.

Dr. Barbara Sampson, in a brief statement on Friday, said her ruling came following a “careful review of all investigative information, including complete autopsy findings, as Fox News [1] and other outlets reported.

Related: Ken Starr on Jeffrey Epstein: Homicide Could Be a ‘Real Possibility’ [2]

There are people who are immediately skeptical and suspicious of this finding.

Epstein last Saturday was found unresponsive in his jail cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC).

He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead hours later.

Epstein had been awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges involving underage girls.

He had been placed on a suicide watch in July after he was found on the floor of his cell with bruises on his neck.

Related: Epstein: A Life by the Numbers [3]

However, Epstein was apparently taken off suicide watch just days later.

His passing has been the subject of rampant speculation over the past week.

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