Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Found Dead in Jail
Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein is dead.
Officials say he took his own life inside his Manhattan jail cell overnight.
The New York City Police Department and paramedics were called to the Lower Manhattan jail complex around 6:30am Saturday on word that an inmate was in cardiac arrest.
An ambulance rushed Epstein to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Just two weeks ago, the 66-year-old billionaire was placed on suicide watch after he was found unconscious in his jail cell.
He was being held behind bars without bail pending trial on child sex-trafficking charges.
He had pleaded not guilty and was facing 45 years in prison if convicted.
With files from MetroSource