While you’d be hard-pressed to find any sane person who believes that the world was better off with Jeffrey Epstein in it, his death has left a great many unsatisfied as well.
Epstein, the notorious child sex trafficker that hobnobbed with the wealthy elite of the global community, died of an alleged suicide in a Manhattan detention facility as he was awaiting trial for an incredibly serious set of charges stemming from his human trafficking business.
Given just how many powerful people were potentially in the crosshairs of Epstein’s prosecutors, many people believe that Epstein may not have taken his own life after all.
And you can count Epstein’s right hand woman Ghislaine Maxwell among them.
“I believe that he was murdered,” former socialite Maxwell said in the series of jailhouse interviews aired on Britain’s TalkTV. “I was shocked. Then I wondered how it had happened.”
A forensic pathologist hired by Epstein’s brother said in 2019 that evidence suggested he had been murdered, arguing multiple fractures found in his neck were “very unusual for suicide”.
The circumstances surrounding Epstein’s death certainly didn’t exude an air of confidence in the official story.
The US Department of Justice has conducted a years-long investigation into how Epstein was able to hang himself inside New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, but has not released any evidence of foul play.
Two prison guards on duty who admitted to falsifying records related to the night he died were charged later in 2019 over their alleged failure to monitor him.
But federal prosecutors dismissed the charges in late 2021 after the pair completed community service work as part of an earlier legal agreement.
Maxwell also made a rather profound proclamation about a famous photograph depicting her, Prince Andrew, and one of Epstein’s young prostitutes, suggesting that the photo was “fake”.