Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein died Saturday in “an apparent suicide” according to federal officials.
The 66-year-old was in a manhattan jail awaiting trial and, although Epstein is gone, the legal battles linked to him remain.
Attorney General William Barr released a statement on Saturday that said he was “appalled” that the multi-millionaire died while in federal custody.
Barr also said the inspector general is opening an additional investigation because “Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered.”
Epstein was reportedly found with marks on his neck July 23rd and was placed on a suicide watch.
Psychologists took him off suicide watch at the end of July, according to a source familiar with the matter.
On Friday unsealed court documents revealed new allegations of sexual abuse claims against Epstein and several associates.
He was dead the next day, even though, the alleged crimes linked to him are still alive.
No official cause of death has been released thus far.