Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein is dead after committing suicide.
Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell around 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Officials say that he hanged himself. The details of how exactly he did that are still unclear.
NBC News: Jeffrey Epstein killed himself at Manhattan's MCC jail. He was found unresponsive at 7:30am today. Officials say he hanged himself.
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The fire department says a call came in at 6:38 a.m. for someone in cardiac arrest at the Manhattan Correctional Center. Shortly thereafter, a gurney was seen wheeling Epstein out and to the hospital.
This comes just two weeks after he was placed on suicide watch after being found in his cell with injuries to his neck that may have suggested he attempted to hang himself.
Epstein was arrested a little over a month ago for sex trafficking charges stemming from the abuse of dozen of girls. The actions allegedly took place in his Upper New York City townhouse and his mansion in Palm Beach, Florida between 2002 and 2005.