Soon after the alleged suicide of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein the coroner assigned to his case has issued a statement.
That statement has now fueled the fire that Epstein’s death was not as it seems and giving conspiracy theorists around the globe more questions than answers.
“Today, a medical examiner performed the autopsy of Jeffrey Epstein. The ME’s determination is pending further information at this time.
“At the request of those representing the decedent, and with the awareness of the federal prosecutor, I allowed a private pathologist (Dr. Michael Baden) to observe the autopsy examination.
“This is routine practice. My office defers to the involved law enforcement agencies regarding other investigations around this death.
“Inquiries regarding the determination of the Chief Medical Examiner should be directed towards my office,” it said.
If you remember, The New York Times also reported earlier that the guards assigned to him did not check on him every 30 minutes as is required.
Mr. Epstein was supposed to have been checked by the two guards in the protective housing unit every 30 minutes, but that procedure was not followed that night, a law-enforcement official with knowledge of his detention said.
In addition, because Mr. Epstein may have tried to commit suicide three weeks earlier, he was supposed to have had another inmate in his cell, two officials said. But the jail had recently transferred his cellmate and allowed Mr. Epstein to be housed alone, a decision that also violated the jail’s procedures, the two officials said.
At 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, guards doing morning rounds found him dead in his cell. Mr. Epstein, 66, had apparently hanged himself.
The disclosures about these seeming failures in Mr. Epstein’s detention at the Metropolitan Correctional Center deepened questions about his death and are very likely to be the focus of inquiries by the Justice Department and the F.B.I.
Officials cautioned that their initial findings about his detention were preliminary and could change.
Then to fuel even more speculation, TMZ reported that the cameras in the prison may have not captured his death.
Sources familiar with the correctional facility in question tell TMZ, there are cameras in the Special Housing Unit — the SHU — but SOP is that cameras do not point into the cells. We’re told cameras capture, among other things, the doors to each cell to determine if anyone walks in or out, but they don’t point inside.
One source familiar with the facility says the drill is for guards to pass by each cell in intervals ranging from 15 to 30 minutes depending on the circumstances.
Unless there’s a one-off cell with a camera pointing inside — and we’re told there have been rare situations where this is the case — the time and manner of his death may never be captured.
This news came after it was reported that President Donald Trump wants every aspect of Epstein’s death to be investigated.
What do you think?