An autopsy was performed on Sunday on the disgraced financier after he was found unresponsive on Saturday in his Manhattan jail cell, chief medical examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson said.
Jeffrey Epstein’s cell was not regularly monitored the night he is believed to have killed himself, a source with knowledge of the accused sex trafficker’s time at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York said Sunday. Epstein, 66, was in the special housing unit in a cell by himself when he was found dead early Saturday. He initially had a cellmate, but that person was removed for reasons unknown, the source said. It’s protocol for inmates coming off suicide watch not to [
Epstein's death is the latest black eye for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, the jail's parent agency that already was under fire for the October death of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, who was fatally beaten at a federal prison in West Virginia shortly after his arrival.