Jeffery Epstein’s lawyers say they are “not satisfied” with the autopsyresults from the New York City Medical Examiner’s office. The office concluded on Aug. 16 that the accused sex trafficker died by suicide.
The official ruling was made six days after Epstein was found unresponsive in his jail cell at the Special Housing Unit of the Metropolitan Correctional Center. Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson said in a brief statement that the conclusion was reached, in part, “after careful review of all investigative information, including complete autopsy findings.”
Sampson ruled that Epstein’s cause of death was by “hanging” and the manner was “suicide.” Her statement came after a Justice Department official told The Associated Press that some prison staffers believed to have relevant information aren’t cooperating with investigators.
Three lawyers for the now-deceased financier challenged the findings of the medical examiner’s office and said they would conduct their own investigation. In a previous Aug. 11 statement, Sampson said the autopsy results would be delayed, after a determination on the official cause of death was “pending further information.”