Jeffrey Epstein Commits Suicide at Manhattan Jail

Saturday - 10/08/2019 09:18
Jeffrey Epstein in 2008.CreditCreditUma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post, via Associated Press
Jeffrey Epstein in 2008.CreditCreditUma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post, via Associated Press
Mr. Epstein, the financier indicted on sex trafficking charges last month, hung himself and his body was found this morning.

Jeffrey Epstein, the financier indicted on sex trafficking charges last month, committed suicide at a Manhattan jail, officials said on Saturday. 

Mr. Epstein hung himself and his body was found this morning at roughly 7:30.

Manhattan federal prosecutors last month charged Mr. Epstein, 66, with sex trafficking of girls as young as 14, and details of his behavior have been emerging for years.

William K. Rashbaum is a senior writer on the Metro desk, where he covers political and municipal corruption, courts, terrorism and broader law enforcement topics. He was a part of the team awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. 

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