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Mark Epstein, brother of Jeffrey Epstein, has voiced skepticism about the investigation into his brother’s 2019 prison death, which officials have ruled a suicide.

Speaking on NewsNation’s “On Balance with Leland Vittert,” Mark Epstein raised doubts about the thoroughness of the investigation, pointing out that crucial personnel, like the EMT and medical staff at the hospital, were reportedly not questioned, which he found unusual, especially for a high-profile case.


Mark Epstein also expressed doubt that the death was solely due to facility mismanagement, hinting at possible foul play and suggesting that his brother “had dirt on people.”

Jeffrey Epstein, who faced sex trafficking charges, was found dead in his jail cell in 2019. The New York City Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that his death was a result of suicide by hanging. However, Mark Epstein challenged this finding, particularly questioning the actions of then-Attorney General Bill Barr. He criticized Barr for declaring the death a suicide shortly after a pathologist suggested signs of homicide, stating, “Now supposedly, when [the initial death certificate] says ‘pending further investigation,’ it takes weeks to come up with a determination but yet a few days later, Attorney General Barr says it’s suicide and it wasn’t really his position to do that.”

Jeffrey Epstein was temporarily placed on suicide watch after being found with neck bruises in his cell weeks before his death. He was removed from this watch approximately a week before he died but was supposed to be checked every 30 minutes.

Following Jeffrey Epstein’s death, Barr initially expressed suspicions but later attributed the incident to a “perfect storm of screw-ups” at the detention facility. These included alleged negligence by the guards responsible for Epstein, staffing shortages, and violence at the federal Bureau of Prisons.


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