Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein found dead in cell in New York

Last Updated: Aug 10 2019 19:35
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As per US media reports, wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in his prison cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

His body was found on Saturday at 07:30 local time (11:30 GMT) at the facility in New York.

The circumstances of his death are unclear. He was reportedly on suicide watch following an earlier incident.

Epstein, 66, had pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and conspiracy charges and was being held without bail.