One of the cameras outside of Epstein’s prison cell where the convicted pedophile died earlier this month captured footage that is unusable, according to SF Gate.
It is unclear why the footage is unusable, however it is adding to the list of inconsistencies and strange coincidences surrounding Epstein’s death while in federal custody at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.
SF Gate reported:
At least one camera in the hallway outside the cell where authorities say registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself earlier this month had footage that is unusable, although other, clearer footage was captured in the area, according to three people briefed on the evidence gathered earlier this month.
It was not immediately clear why some video footage outside Epstein’s cell is too flawed for investigators to use or what is visible in the other, usable footage. The incident is being investigated by the FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, which are attempting to determine what happened and how to assess whether any policies were violated or crimes committed.
It’s unclear whether the flaw in the taping affected a limited duration of the footage or whether it was a chronic problem in the beleaguered facility.
66-year-old financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his prison cell a few weeks ago on a Saturday morning and the medical examiner ruled his death a suicide by hanging.
Epstein was found hanging in his cell from his bunk bed with a prison bedsheet wrapped around his head.
Epstein, who is 6 feet tall, reportedly secured the bedsheet to the top bunk bed and wrapped the sheet around his neck.
Many close to Epstein fear he was murdered and CBS News, citing an unnamed source, also reported on Tuesday that “shrieking and shouting” was heard coming from Epstein’s cell on the morning of his death. The source also said they heard corrections officers saying “breathe, Epstein, breathe,” while trying to revive him.
Epstein had many broken bones in his neck, including his hyoid bone which is consistent with homicide by strangulation.
The DOJ is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding Epstein’s death and as many as 20 prison workers have been subpoenaed in the investigation.