The story continues, “Epstein was in his cell but was not on suicide watch at the time of his death, multiple people familiar with the investigation told NBC News.
“His death comes a little over two weeks ago after he was found injured and in a fetal position in his cell at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. He was semiconscious with marks on his neck at the time.
“In July, two sources told NBC News that Epstein was on suicide watch. His death also comes one day after a trove of court documents were unsealed providing new details about Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking.”
As the news of Epstein’s apparent suicide spread Saturday morning, a number of people reacted with skepticism, according to the Washington Examiner.
Here are two examples cited by the Examiner:
“Authorities couldn’t keep Epstein alive by putting him under 24 hour surveillance? How convenient for a lot of rich and powerful men,” ‘Morning Joe’ host Joe Scarborough said in a tweet.
Said Brooklyn Public Defender Scott Hechinger in a personal tweet, “I am not into conspiracy theories. But Epstein had destructive information on an extraordinary number of extraordinarily powerful people. It is not easy to commit suicide in prison. Especially after being placed on suicide watch. Especially after already allegedly trying.”
According to Deadline, “The Federal Bureau of Prisons said the FBI is investigating his death.”