FBI Crime Lab Examining Two Broken Cameras Outside Prison Cell Where Epstein Died
The FBI crime lab is examining two cameras that malfunctioned right outside of the prison cell where Jeffrey Epstein died, according to Reuters.
Two cameras that malfunctioned outside the jail cell where financier Jeffrey Epstein died as he awaited trial on sex-trafficking charges have been sent to an FBI crime lab for examination, a law enforcement source told Reuters.
The two cameras were within view of the Manhattan jail cell where he was found dead on Aug. 10. A source earlier told Reuters two jail guards failed to follow a procedure overnight to make separate checks on all prisoners every 30 minutes.
The cameras were sent to Quantico, Virginia, site of a major FBI crime lab where agents and forensic scientists analyze evidence.
It was also reported this week that one of the cameras outside of Epstein’s prison cell where the convicted pedophile died earlier this month captured footage that is unusable.
It is unclear why the footage is unusable, however it is adding to the list of inconsistencies and strange coincidences surrounding Epstein’s death while in federal custody at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.
66-year-old financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his prison cell a few weeks ago on a Saturday morning and the medical examiner ruled his death a suicide by hanging.
Epstein was found hanging in his cell from his bunk bed with a prison bedsheet wrapped around his head.
Epstein, who is 6 feet tall, reportedly secured the bedsheet to the top bunk bed and wrapped the sheet around his neck.
Epstein had many broken bones in his neck, including his hyoid bone which is consistent with homicide by strangulation.
One of Jeffrey Epstein’s lawyers said on Tuesday during a hearing that he and other attorneys for the billionaire pedophile “did not see a despairing, despondent, suicidal person,” adding that they are “skeptical” he committed suicide in a maximum security prison.
The DOJ is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding Epstein’s death and as many as 20 prison workers have been subpoenaed in the investigation.