An American billionaire who was facing sex trafficking charges died on Saturday by committing suicide in his cell.
Confirming the death, the United States Federal Bureau of Prisons authority said Jeffrey Epstein was found motionless in his cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center after allegedly hanging himself.
According to the prison’s authority, Epstein was pronounced dead in New York Downtown Hospital where he had been rushed for treatment.
“Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell at the federal prison in Lower Manhattan at around 6:30am, with marks on his neck that appeared to be self-inflicted,” said the authority.
The 66-year-old man was arrested in July for alleged sex trafficking of girls at his home in Palm Beach, Florida.