In a new development, we have learned that Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson has resigned.
Sampson, who worked in New York City, oversaw the autopsy of convicted sex offender Jeffery Epstein.
Her office concluded that Epstein hanged himself. She also vehemently denied homicide speculation that Epstein was killed.
Sampson confirmed her resignation to ABC News after her 23-year career with the agency.
Rejecting claims that Epstein was the victim of homicide, Sampson said, “I stand firmly behind our determination of the cause and manner of death in this case.”
“In general, fractures of the hyoid bone and the cartilage can be seen in suicides and homicides,” she added in October 2019.
Private pathologist Dr. Michael Baden argued that the autopsy results suggested that other people may have been involved.
However, Sampson dismissed this point by Boden. Sampson ensured the public that her office did a “complete investigation” and they took into consideration information gathered by law enforcement.
“No one finding can be taken in isolation,” Sampson explained. After viewing all of the information, Sampson’s office released their determination.
New documents have been obtained by a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
Records from the Bureau of Prisons have been made public for the first time. First, in the days immediately before his death, Epstein told jail psychologists that he was too much of a “coward” to take his own life and also afraid of the pain.
Epstein added that he had a “wonderful life” and much to live for. He even said his Jewish faith forbade him from taking his own life.
“I have no interest in killing myself,” he told the facility’s mental health workers. “I would not do that to myself,” he said.
One psychologist wrote, “He stated he lives for and plans to finish this case and to go back to his normal life.” The psychologist adds that they suggest placing him on suicide watch out of an “abundance of caution.”
In the hours before his death, Epstein was allowed to make what would be a final phone call. He lied to the unit manager who assisted him by claiming that he was calling his mother, who died years ago.
Instead, Epstein called his 30-year-old girlfriend Karyna Shuliak. Shuliak was later shocked to learn that he took his own life. She had no idea he has intention after speaking with him hours earlier.
The documents claim that somehow Epstein was able to “charm the jail psychologists” and fooled that specially trained inmates who were tasked with keeping an eye on him. He was taken off suicide watch and left alone on the night that his life ended.
Newly obtained documents included a sign that read, “MANADATORY ROUNDS MUST BE CONDUCTED EVERY 30 MINUTES ON EPSTEIN #76318-054 AS PER GOD!!!!”
Western Journal notes that “mandatory” was misspelled as well as underlined with a question mark.
Prison officials have not answered questions over what this sign means. On the night of his death, prosecutors say the guards on duty appeared to nap. They were later charged with falsifying records to give the impression they had checked on Epstein.
In the end, Epstein had been alone because his cellmate had been transferred and had yet to be replaced. An inmate next to Epstein’s cell says his death was definitely suicide, adding that he could hear Epstein “tearing up his sheet before committing suicide.”
“Jeffrey Epstein definitely killed himself,” the inmate said, according to newly obtained documents. “He wanted to kill himself and seized the opportunity when it was available,” he commented. “Such is life — or death, in this case.”
“Any conspiracy theories to the contrary are ridiculous,” the inmate concluded.