Millionaire and alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell Saturday morning, his death considered suicide by hanging. The financier and convicted sex offender was facing federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. Law enforcement agencies confirmed to ABC News that Epstein was found hanging in his cell Saturday morning; he was then transported in cardiac arrest at approximately 6:30 a.m. EST from Metropolitan Correctional Center to New York Downtown Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Two weeks earlier on July 23rd, Epstein was found semi-conscious and injured following an alleged failed suicide attempt.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.