Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself in his jail cell using a prison bed sheet that he wrapped around his neck and secured to a top bunk bed, it has been reported.
The 6ft tall convicted pedophile kneeled toward the floor after positioning his head inside the bed sheet’s loop early on Saturday morning, the New York Post reported.
Epstein was found ‘unresponsive’ at around 6.30am in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
From there, he was placed in an ambulance and taken to New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.
Since Epstein’s suicide, there has been widespread speculation as to how he managed to kill himself after an earlier failed attempt to take his own life last month.
Prison procedure dictates that an inmate goes through a screening process to determine if they are at risk of harming or killing themselves.
If an inmate attempts suicide or harms themselves, as Epstein appears to have on July 24, they are placed under 24 hour supervision in a special cell with no access to material items.