Epoch Times: Recently deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s secluded “Zorro Ranch” property in New Mexico is drawing attention, as state authorities there say they are cooperating with investigators and have already handed over 400 pages of Epstein’s property records.
The documents, which may contain names of Epstein’s alleged co-conspirators, were handed to investigators by New Mexico Public Lands Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard. Matt Baca, the spokesman for New Mexico’s attorney general, said in July that state officials were interviewing people who allege they were sexually abused at Epstein’s ranch.
In an interview with CBS News on Aug. 22, Garcia Richard said she hoped that by cooperating with investigators, more alleged victims of Epstein would be able to come forward. She added, “there is a story to be told in New Mexico.”
Part of Epstein’s New Mexico property is on land he leased from Richard’s office.
“To say that it was heart-wrenching and sickening to see this man’s signature on state land office documents is an understatement,” Garcia Richard said.
While Epstein didn’t face criminal charges in New Mexico, he was accused in a 2015 court filing in Florida of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl in several locations, including New Mexico.
His “Zorro Ranch” covers thousands of acres that included a massive million-dollar home that sits at the center of the property located in a rural desert area. Aerial images of the property show an airplane hangar and landing strip. Closer to the east edge of the property, several structures that appear to serve as small homes and horse stables stand in public view.