Mult-millionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who was recently charged with federal sex crimes, has been found dead in his cell.
According to a law enforcement source, the 66-year-old appears to have hanged himself as he was awaiting trial.
His body was reportedly found around 7:30 Saturday morning.
Last month, Epstein was found injured in his cell, in an apparent suicide attempt, and reports are conflicting as to whether he was put on suicide watch following the incident.
The circumstances of his death are still under investigation.
Epstein was being held without bond in a New York detention center after being accused of trafficking underaged girls for sex.
He pleaded not guilty to the allegations but was previously convicted and served time for sex offenses in Florida.
Oral arguments in his case were scheduled to take place on October 28th.
Epstein’s death comes after hundreds of pages of court documents of he and his associates were unsealed.
They allege new details of sexual abuse claims connected to a 2015 defamation case by Virginia Giuffre.
Giuffre has claimed that Epstein kept her as a teen “sex slave” nearly two decades ago and made her have sex with prominent men.
That allegedly included Britain’s Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.
Giuffre says she was trafficked to see Prince Andrew in London in 2001
Buckingham Palace issued a statement Friday denying the allegations.
Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and former U.S. senator George Mitchell were also named in the case, both of which deny the allegations.