Details are emerging after Jeffrey Epstein, accused pedophile and sex trafficker, was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell early Saturday morning.
Epstein, who was found unresponsive on the floor of his cell last month, hanged himself, according to The New York Post.
The Post also released the following image, reportedly of Epstein being wheeled into a hospital on a gurney.
The inmate was, according to the guidelines set in place by New York State, supposed to be kept in a KeepSafe Unit with only paper shoes. Strings, cloth, sheets, and standard prison mattress are not allowed. Not even toilet paper and eating utensils were allowed in his cell beyond their immediate use.
CCTV footage has not been released, and so far no official statements have been made by authorities.
Friday, more than 200 documents were released that implicated both Epstein and members of the political and business elite.
Investigations into Epstein have had far reaching implications, from the Democratic Party, to Hollywood and foreign governments. There are many people who would benefit from Epstein being unable to testify.
Alleged pedophiles named include Alan Dershowitz, former governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson, former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, an unnamed prime minister, and Prince Andrew of the House of Windsor.
This story is developing.
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