It looks like Epstein did commit suicide given this new report on how it happened:
NY POST – Jeffrey Epstein was found hanging in his Lower Manhattan jail cell with a bedsheet wrapped around his neck and secured to the top of a bunk bed, The Post has learned.
The convicted pedophile, who was 6 feet tall, apparently killed himself by kneeling toward the floor and strangling himself with the makeshift noose, a law enforcement source said Monday.
Epstein was “unresponsive” when he was discovered in his cell in the Special Housing Unit of the Metropolitan Correctional Center around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, the federal Bureau of Prisons has said.
Staffers attempted to revive him and he was taken to an infirmary inside the lockup, then transported by ambulance to the NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The FBI and the Justice Department are both investigating the incident, which US Attorney General William Barr on Monday blamed on “serious irregularities at this facility.”
I don’t know how long it takes to suffocate yourself this way but I would imagine if the prison guards were paying attention they could have prevented him from dying.
That Jeffrey Epstein was allowed to take the coward’s way out & deny justice to his victims is a DISGRACE. Pedophiles deserve the Ninth Circle of Hell, but not before a full accounting. Everyone complicit should be held responsible. How the hell did fed prison let this happen?
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 11, 2019