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(PM) — Convicted pedophile and multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his prison cell Saturday morning after committing suicide, according to several U.S. media reports.
Epstein’s body was seen being rolled out on a gurney at the Manhattan correctional facility at approximately 7:30 a.m. in the morning on his way to the hospital.
This comes two weeks after Epstein, 66, was found unconscious with marks on his neck after a previous suicide attempt.
Epstein had been accused of sex trafficking and was being held without bail in jail after being arrested on July 6. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
ABC News was first to report on the development.
(Reporting by Allan Porter, Eli Ridder)