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'More Information Needed' After Epstein Autopsy

Cause of death still pending, medical examiner says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2019 3:53 AM CDT
Updated Aug 12, 2019 6:54 AM CDT
New York City medical examiner personnel leave their vehicle and walk to the Manhattan Correctional Center where financier Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges,...   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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(Newser) – An autopsy has been completed on Jeffrey Epstein—but the cause of death is still "pending further information," according to the New York City medical examiner's office. Barbara Sampson, the city’s chief medical examiner, says a private pathologist observed the autopsy Sunday at the request of the financier's representatives, which is "routine practice," the New York Daily News reports. Epstein, who was facing up to 45 years in prison on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges, was found dead in his cell at Manhattan's Metropolitan Correctional Center on Saturday. Sources tell NBC that investigators have found no sign of foul play and suicide remains the presumed cause of death, although President Trump has been promoting conspiracy theories that blame the Clintons. (Read more Jeffrey Epstein stories.)

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