US billionaire and convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found hanged in his jail cell following his removal from suicide watch on Saturday morning. This followed an assault by another inmate and Epstein himself informing guards that he believed someone wanted to murder him.
Shrieks and screams were reportedly heard from Jeffrey Epstein’s cell on the morning of his death, reports CBS news on Tuesday.
Guards reportedly yelled “breathe, Epstein, breathe!” while attempting to revive him after discovering him hanged in his Manhattan cell.
The report does not say however what source or sources provided this information. Sputnik cannot verify independently the report by CBS news.
The New York Post reported that the 66-year old paedophile had hanged himself with a sheet from the top bunk of his prison cell bed.
The source claimed that he had knelt on the ground and bent forward to strangle himself.
Epstein was discovered at 6:30am on Saturday in the Manhattan Correctional Centre (MCC) and promptly taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
It was also reported that not a single guard checked on Epstein for hours before he was found, despite the fact that a corrections officer was supposed to inspect him every 30 minutes due to his high status as a prisoner.
Due to the lack of monitoring, it is unknown exactly when he committed suicide.
According to an AP source, one of Epstein’s guards was not a correctional officer.