Mark Epstein, brother of American billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in custody in the US for sexual abuse of girls, pedophilia and creating a prostitution network, has called for a full investigation into his brother's death.
"I want a full investigation into his death. If you look at all the evidence, including the autopsy, the photos of the body, the ridiculous Justice Department report full of inaccuracies, you will never conclude that it was a suicide - but on what basis?" said Mark Epstein, Jeffrey Epstein's brother.
"Another inmate on the floor may have killed him"
Mark Epstein says he thought another inmate on the floor might have entered his brother's cell and killed him, and that he was told that all cell doors were unlocked that night. However, according to the Justice Department report, Epstein's cellmates who may have seen the cell door said they did not see anyone enter. A camera showing Epstein's cell door was not recording that night.
What had happened?
Epstein was not on suicide watch and was alone in his cell. The two guards responsible for protecting Epstein that day were later charged with falsifying prison records. The charges were dropped shortly after Maxwell was convicted in 2021.
Days after Epstein's death, then-U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr criticized "serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and warrant a thorough investigation" and vowed to "get to the bottom of what happened."
About $150 million of Epstein's $580 million estate was paid to the mostly underage victims of the sex trafficking conspiracy Epstein orchestrated with Maxwell, who is now serving 20 years in a Florida prison.
But the publication in 2017 of long-secret documents from a defamation lawsuit filed by Virginia Giuffre against Ghislaine Maxwell brought Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew into the spotlight, as well as a number of other men named in the records.