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Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, awaiting sex trafficking charges, dead of apparent suicide

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Jeffrey Epstein dead of apparent suicideJeffrey Epstein, the disgraced financier who was being held in a Manhattan jail awaiting federal sex trafficking charges, died early Saturday from an apparent suicide.

Although the medical examiner’s office in Manhattan confirmed Epstein’s death, the details were still emerging.

FBI is investigating the apparent suicide, according to the Associated Press.

ABC News, which broke the story, and The New York Times quoted unidentified officials as saying that Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan cell.

The Times, which said Epstein hanged himself, quoted officials as saying his body was found at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.


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