Four women that millionaire pedophile 'relied on to recruit and train his victims' - who were given immunity under his Florida sweetheart plea deal - could now be investigated in New York
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Images obtained by 60 Minutes were taken by the New York City medical examiner's office after Jeffrey Epstein killed himself
The millionaire pedophile's death at Manhattan's Metropolitan Correctional Center was officially ruled as a suicide by hanging
His death prompted widespread conspiracy theories and speculation that he had instead been murdered
Photos taken inside his cell show several noose fashioned from bed sheets dumped on the floor, pills and electrical cords
Images from his autopsy reveal his bloody neck, as well as his broken neck bone
A handwritten note was also found inside his cell in which he complained about prison conditions, including how a guard locked him in a shower stall for an hour
Multiple nooses fashioned from the orange bedding were found on the floor, as well as a handwritten note complaining about prison conditions.
The photos from inside the cell also showed multiple prescription pill bottles, several electrical cords and enough bed sheets for several inmates dumped on the floor.
Dr Michael Baden, who was hired by Epstein's brother to investigate the death and was present during the autopsy, said there was no image taken of the 66-year-old inside his cell.
He said that without that photo it was difficult to determine Epstein's cause of death and said the official ruling was 'premature judgment'.
Dr Baden believes the forensic evidence released so far in Epstein's death points more to murder and strangulation rather than suicide.
He pointed out that the noose found in Epstein's cell did not appear to have any blood on it despite the image from his autopsy showing a wound around his neck.
Dr Baden said the wound across Epstein's neck was more common with someone who has been strangled with a wire instead of a hanging.
He said that in most hangings, it was common for the ligature to slide up towards the jaw bone and not rest in the middle of one's neck.
He also pointed to the multiple fractures Epstein sustained in his neck.
FBI investigating associates of Epstein like Ghislaine Maxwell
Epstein's autopsy report found his neck had been broken in several places, including the hyoid bone located near the Adam's apple.
Forensic experts have previously said that breakages to that specific bone could occur when people hanged themselves but were more commonly seen in victims who had been strangled.
'I have never seen three fractures like this in a suicidal hanging,' Dr Baden told 60 Minutes.
'Going over a thousand jail hangings, suicides in the New York City state prisons over the past 40–50 years, no one had three fractures.'
Dr Baden said the injuries on his body also showed contusions on both wrists, muscle hemorrhaging in his left shoulder and an abrasion of his left arm.
Epstein also had a cut on his lip and burst capillaries on his face, mouth and eyes, according to the autopsy.
The handwritten note found in Epstein's cell, which was found alongside a ball point pen, contained complaints he seemingly had about prison conditions.
Among the complaints were that one guard had 'kept me in a locked shower stall for 1 hour' and another 'sent me burnt food'.
Epstein also wrote: 'Giant bugs crawling over my hands. No fun!!'
The procedures that should've been followed in Epstein's jail unit:
The two guards were required to jointly conduct institutional counts at 4pm, 10pm, 12am, 3am and 5am of the prisoners in the unit.
Both officers are required to walk the six levels of the unit to count and observe every inmate.
They then have to each fill in and sign a form with the date and time the counts were performed.
The slips are then collected and taken to the prison's control center where officers double check them to make sure every inmate is accounted for.
In addition to the count, officers assigned to the unit Epstein was in are required to walk around every 30 minutes to ensure inmates are 'alive and accounted for', according to the indictment.
They are also required to sign forms saying they carried out these 30-minute checks.
In total, the two guards were required to carry out five institutional counts.
Prosecutors say surveillance video shows the officers did not conduct a single count despite them logging that they did.
They are also accused of falsely signing off that they had carried out more than 75 separate 30-minute checks. The circumstances surrounding Epstein's death continue to raise questions about protocol at the federal prison.
The two prison guards who were responsible for checking in on Epstein the night he hanged himself have since been charged with falsifying records and conspiracy.
Tova Noel, 31, and Michael Thomas, 41, - who have pleaded not guilty - were allegedly shopping online for furniture and napping instead of checking on the millionaire pedophile in his jail cell just 15 feet away from them.
After they discovered Epstein dead, the officers allegedly told a supervisor they had 'messed up' and 'didn't do any checks' in the hours before he killed himself, according to a criminal complaint.
Noel and Thomas, who were assigned to Epstein's Special Housing Unit at the federal jail, are accused of failing to check on him every half-hour, as required, and of fabricating log entries to claim they had.
The two guards were required to jointly conduct institutional counts at 4pm, 10pm, 12am, 3am and 5am of the prisoners in the unit. They were supposed to walk the six levels of the unit to count every inmate.
In addition to that count, officers assigned to the unit Epstein was in were required to walk around every 30 minutes to ensure inmates are 'alive and accounted for', according to the indictment.
Prosecutors said surveillance video showed the pair did not conduct a single count despite them logging that they did.
The Epstein suicide attempt video has gone missing
The charges brought against the two officers were the first in connection with Epstein's death while awaiting trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls.
Epstein had been on suicide watch after he was found July 23 on his cell floor with bruises on his neck.
He was taken off suicide watch about a week before his death, which meant he was less closely monitored but still supposed to be checked on every 30 minutes.
The city's medical examiner ruled Epstein's death a suicide but that didn't stop the conspiracy theories from swirling.
Both Epstein's brother and the lawyers who represented him in his criminal case expressed doubts about the medical examiner's conclusion.
Epstein's death ended the possibility of a trial that would have involved prominent figures and it sparked widespread anger that he wouldn't have to answer for the allegations.
He had pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing girls as young as 14 and young women in New York and Florida in the early 2000s.
Epstein had once counted the rich and powerful, including U.S. President Donald Trump, former President Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew, among his associates.
The two prison guards - Tova Noel, 31, (right) and Michael Thomas, 41, (left) - who were responsible for checking in on Epstein the night he hanged himself have since been charged with falsifying records and conspiracy
Jeffrey Epstein had broken bones in his neck and suffered injuries commonly linked to hanging OR strangulation, autopsy reveals - as billionaire's mystery 'associate' claims the body
Sarah Kellen, Nadia Marcinkova, Lesley Groff, and Adriana Ross were named as potential co-conspirators in Jeffrey Epstein's 2008 'sweetheart' deal
They received immunity from Florida prosecutors but the deal does not protect them in New York, where authorities continue to investigate the late pedophile
Though he is dead, many of his victims are calling for charges to be brought against his network
The women allegedly helped him recruit and abuse young girls
Multiple victims in lawsuits and interviews say the women facilitated it by booking their 'massage appointments' with Epstein and paying them
Nadia was a victim herself, having been brought to the US from Yugoslavia by Epstein as a teenager
She says she is too traumatized now to speak about her experiences
A fifth woman Haley Robson - who worked as a recruiter - wasn't covered by the Florida deal but was not indicted by a grand jury when police tried to charge her
Since Jeffrey Epstein's arrest on human trafficking charges in July, there has been rampant speculation over whether anyone in the pedophile's impressive network of associates would be dragged down with him.
And when he committed suicide in his jail cell earlier this month, escaping prosecution and robbing his victims of their day in court, that speculation skyrocketed.
No one else has been arrested in connection with the case, but authorities in New York - where he was indicted - continue to investigate.
While the district attorney's office will not confirm details of its investigation, it has stated that it is not bound by a 2008 plea agreement which Epstein signed in Florida.
Jeffrey Epstein was 'found hanging in his jail cell using a bed sheet tied to the top bunk bed'
Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy report reveals that the pedophile had broken bones in his neck, consistent with a hanging
Sources tell The Washington Post that he had a broken hyoid bone - a break seen in those who hang themselves but more common in strangulation victims
The autopsy was completed Sunday, but the New York City's chief medical examiner listed the 66-year-old's cause of death as pending and not a suicide
A source says Epstein was in 'great spirits' before his death in jail Saturday
He met daily with lawyers at Metropolitan Correctional Center and believed his legal team would win an appeal to get him bail
Epstein told his lawyer Friday, 'I'll see you Sunday', but was found dead Saturday
He was taken off suicide watch and given his own cell after allegedly telling his lawyers that his cellmate Nicholas Tartaglione inflicted the neck injuries on him
It was reported Epstein may have tried to take his own life in July and Tartaglione's lawyer claimed his client tried to save him by alerting guards
Jeffrey Epstein sustained multiple breaks in his neck, according to the billionaire's autopsy report.
The Washington Post reports that Epstein's hyoid bone - near a man's Adam's apple - was broken, a common break seen in those who hang themselves but even more common in victims of strangulation, according to forensic experts.
The autopsy was completed Sunday, but the office of New York City's chief medical examiner Barbara Simpson listed the 66-year-old's cause of death as pending and not a suicide.
One of the billionaire pedophile's 'associates' has also claimed the body from the New York City medical examiner's office.
There is widespread speculation his real-estate magnate brother Mark Epstein who is a year-and-half younger than Jeffrey could be this 'associate.'
He previously offered up his Florida condo as security for Epstein's bail bond last month, according to reports.
Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy report reveals that the pedophile had broken bones in his neck, consistent with a hanging
Epstein's hyoid bone - near a man's Adam's apple - was broken, a common break seen in those who hang themselves but even more common in victims of strangulation, according to forensic experts (Epstein's lifeless body is pictured being carried out on a stretcher)
Multiple breaks to Epstein's neck are the first details to emerge from Epstein's autopsy as questions deepen around his apparent suicide by hanging while in federal custody Saturday.
The details come as it's also revealed Epstein was in 'great spirits' before his death and even believed he would be bailed out in order to cooperate with authorities, according to a source.
The pedophile met daily with lawyers at Metropolitan Correctional Center at 8am for around 12 hours and believed his legal team would win an appeal to get him bail on charges of child sex trafficking, according to an insider.
Epstein was taken off suicide watch and given his own cell, allegedly telling his lawyers that his cellmate Nicholas Tartaglione (pictured) had inflicted the neck injuries that were suspected of being marks from a July suicide attempt
Epstein was was taken off suicide watch and given his own cell after allegedly telling his lawyers that his accused murderer cellmate Nicholas Tartaglione was the one who inflicted the neck injuries that were suspected to be marks from a July suicide attempt.
A source close to Epstein told DailyMail.com that he appeared to be in good spirits.
'There was no indication that he might try to take his own life,' the source told DailyMail.com
'From what I saw, he was finally starting to adjust to prison. I think he was comforted by the rigidity of his new life.'
A source later told the New York Post that Epstein was 'real positive' the night before his body was found. 'He was in great spirits the night before.
'He was like, 'I'll see you Sunday',' the source said.
But on Saturday at 6.30am he was discovered dead from an apparent hanging.
Epstein told his lawyers that former police officer Tartaglione 'roughed him up, and that's why they got him off suicide watch'.
While Epstein was in the Special Housing Unit (SHU) at the time of his reported first suicide attempt on July 23, he shared a cell with the former police officer who was under extra security.
Tartaglione was charged with kidnapping and murdering four people in a 2016 drug deal gone wrong.
'I spoke to his lawyers and they never hinted at that to me, but he must have said something to get off suicide watch,' Tartaglione's attorney Bruce Barket told the New York Post on Wednesday.
Jeffrey Epstein's guards 'did NOT follow procedure and check his cell every 30 minutes the night he hanged himself'- while pictures emerge of the dead pedophile being wheeled into hospital
Jeffrey Epstein was found hanged in his prison cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center on Saturday morning
Photographs of his lifeless body being wheeled into hospital before he was pronounced dead have emerged
The New York City Medical Examiner said Epstein's autopsy was inconclusive on Sunday
NYC's Chief Medical Examiner Barbara Sampson said her 'determination is pending further information'
Celebrity pathologist Dr. Michael Baden was enlisted by Epstein's representatives to observe the autopsy
It was reported Sunday night that Epstein had been left in his cell for hours without being checked on
Epstein should have had a cellmate, but the inmate scheduled to move in was mysteriously transferred Friday
Guards should have been looking in on him every 30 minutes but reportedly failed to follow procedure
One guard was working his fifth day of overtime, the second had been forced to work overtime, sources say
There is reportedly no video of the moment he died because cameras do not point into inmate's cells
He had been removed from suicide watch by the time of his death, which has sparked widespread anger
The disgraced financier was wearing an orange jumpsuit and what appeared to be a brace around his neck when he was pushed on a gurney into the New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan hospital on Saturday morning.
Paramedics appeared to be trying to revive ashen-faced Epstein with CPR after he was found hanging in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan on Saturday morning.
It has since emerged that Epstein had been left alone in his cell without being checked on for hours - despite guards being required to look in on him every 30 minutes, sources told the Washington Post.
Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex trafficking victim claims she was 'told to have sex' with high-profile Democrats George Mitchell and Bill Richardson among others
This morning accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead inside his New York jail cell. Police are claiming that the accused pedophile took his own life and "hanged" himself.
Police say that Jeffrey Epstein was transported in cardiac arrest at 6:39 a.m. from Metropolitan Correctional Center to New York Downtown Hospital - where he was later pronounced dead.
And while government officials and police are hoping to move on from Jeffrey Epstein - folks all over social media suspect that Jeffrey's death may have been the result of foul play.
Epstein, 66, was set to stand trial next year for allegedly sexually abusing and for the trafficking of minor girls at his Upper East Side mansion and his home in Palm Beach, Florida. Some of the charges date back to the early 2000s.
It is believed that Jeffrey was part of a rich and powerful ring of men, who sexually abused young girls. But now that he's dead, details of that alleged sex ring will not come out at his trial.
Last month, a week after being denied bail on federal sex trafficking charges, Mr. Epstein was found unconscious in his cell at the jail in Manhattan with marks on his neck. Prison officials had been investigating that incident as a possible suicide attempt.
It was not immediately clear on Saturday whether Mr. Epstein was under suicide watch or whether the authorities had put in additional safeguards after the earlier incident.
Here are just a few comments about Jeffrey's death today:
Jeffry Epstein was murdered by the Clinton
Jeffry Epstein was silenced. Na man. I knew this was going to happen, Every one has to know he was murdered! There were way to many high profile people that he was going to take down and they couldn’t let this happen. MURDERED MURDERED MURDERED! The evidence must come out!
Jeffry Epstein MURDERED. I WOULD IMMEDIATELY BEGIN REVIEWING THE PRISON VIDEO CAMERAS. Before that is also removed. This is bullsh@t. It is impossible to hang yourself on suicide watch in a prison. You literally are wearing paper clothing and everything removed from your cell.
Manhattan federal prosecutors last month charged Mr. Epstein, 66, with sex trafficking of girls as young as 14. The indictment renewed attention toward how Mr. Epstein — who had opulent homes, a private jet and access to elite circles — had escaped severe punishment in an earlier investigation into his abuse of girls more than a decade ago in Florida.
A woman who alleges that Jeffrey Epstein forced her to have sex with powerful men has named Democratic politicians George Mitchell and Bill Richardson
Virginia Roberts Giuffre accused Epstein and Ghislane Maxwell of keeping her as a 'sex slave' in the early 2000s when she was underage
She named Mitchell, Richardson and modelling agent Jean Luc Brunel among others as men Ghislane Maxwell told her to have sex with in court documents
Richardson and Mitchell issued statements denial the allegations on Friday
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the decision to unseal court documents on Friday in the case Roberts filed against Maxwell
A woman who alleges that Jeffrey Epstein forced her to have sex with powerful men has named Democratic politicians George Mitchell and Bill Richardson in court documents unsealed on Friday.
A federal appeals court unsealed about 2,000 pages of documents related to Jeffrey Epstein, the U.S. financier facing charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls.
The papers included affidavits and depositions of key witnesses in a lawsuit that Virginia Roberts Giuffre, now 33, filed against Epstein and his associate, socialite Ghislane Maxwell in 2015.
Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Former US Senator George Mitchell, (right), were named in a deposition as men that Virginia Roberts Giuffre was instructed by Jeffrey Epstein and his associated Ghislaine Maxwell to have sexual relations with. Both strenuously deny the allegations
Victims of Jeffrey Epstein tell police how he seduced them
Jeffrey Epstein is denied bail and ordered back to prison ahead of sex trafficking trial as judge cites the testimony of pedophile's victims in decision, calling him a 'danger to community' After much speculation, it is reported that Jeff Epstein attempted to hang himself in jail before he was interrupted by a guard.
The accused sex trafficker was found in his jail cell earlier this week with marks on his neck, but Radar Online is reporting that he, in fact, had attempted to kill himself and that it was not an assault from another inmate.
“Jeffrey did attempt suicide by hanging,” the source told Radar. “He was in the act of trying to take his own life when the guard found him.”
The source has also denied claims that the attack was staged so that Epstein would be moved to another facility.
“It wasn’t staged, and he wasn’t attacked by another inmate,” the source added.
“He was alone in his cell and was found by a guard as Jeffrey was attempting to hang himself. Any talk that he did this to get a transfer is also misinformed.”
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ At least 14 new women in Florida and NY come forward to accuse Jeffrey Epstein of abuse - including at least five who were minors - while New Mexico opens probe into sex crimes
Jeffrey Epstein was denied bail on Thursday in federal court
Judge Richard Berman called him a 'danger to the community' and cited the testimony of accusers Courtney Wild and Annie Farmer in his decision
He has millions hidden in offshore accounts according to a new report from The Miami Herald,which uncovered new documents
Epstein, 66, at least two offshore accounts, one with more than $880,507 and another that had $3.46 million at one point new documents reveal
His defense team claimed that there was no evidence he ever used a falsified Austrian passport to travel earlier this week
Attorneys for the SDNY shut that argument down in a concise letter that stated 'stamps reflect use of the passport to enter France, Spain, the United Kingdom'
Jeffrey Epstein was denied bail on Thursday, and will remain at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan ahead of his federal sex trafficking trial, which may not begin for at least a year.
'I find that the government has established danger to others and to the community by clear and convincing evidence,' said Judge Richard Berman.
He also dismissed the package offered up by Epstein and his lawyers as irretrievably inadequate,' noting: 'I doubt that any bail package can overcome danger to the community.'
Judge Berman also cited the testimony of victims Courtney Wild and Annie Farmer in his decision, which will be released in full on Thursday afternoon.