NYC Chief Medical Examiner Gives Update On Epstein
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A medical examiner performed an autopsy Sunday on accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, but no cause of death has officially been made public yet.
New York City’s chief medical examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson released a statement stating that the medical examiner’s final determination is "pending further information at this time."
Sampson refused to provide any additional details about what that information might be.
Adding more suspicion to the entire situation, a representative for the medical examiner’s office told reporters on Saturday that “there is no official cause of death yet” because “the medical examiner has to do their job.”
NBC News reported Sunday that suicide still remains the presumed cause of death, but lack of information following the autopsy has raised a lot of questions.
MORE: Multiple briefed on the Epstein investigation tell NBC News that suicide remains the presumed cause of death.— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) August 11, 2019
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Epstein was found dead in his jail cell on Saturday after reportedly committing suicide, but many are demanding answers after the suspicious circumstances.
On Friday, just one day prior to his “suicide,” documents were released to the public pertaining to one of Epstein’s victims, where they named several prominent figures connected and involved with Epstein’s alleged sex ring.
The 14-page indictment against Epstein alleged that he “sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls” at his homes in Manhattan and Palm Beach, among other locations, between 2002 and 2005 and perhaps beyond.
Prosecutors claimed Epstein “enticed and recruited” minor girls to “engage in sex acts with him” and built a “vast network of underage victims.”
The Bureau of Prisons said Epstein was found “unresponsive in his cell” in the Special Housing Unit that morning following “an apparent suicide.”
Many are questioning why Epstein was reportedly taken off suicide watch after he was reportedly found on his cell floor with marks on his neck back in July.
The New York Post reported Sunday that there is no video of Epstein’s apparent suicide inside his cell because cameras are aimed at the outside of rooms and cells, not inside them.
Sampson has largely refused to provide any information outside of the autopsy she performed, saying her office “defers to the involved law enforcement agencies regarding other investigations around this death.”