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Video in apparent Epstein suicide attempt is lost, US says

NYC medical examiner rejects claim that Jeffrey Epstein was killed
Posted at 4:52 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 16:52:16-05

MANHATTAN — Jailhouse video no longer exists of the area around Jeffrey Epstein's jail cell on a day he apparently tried to kill himself, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan told a judge Thursday that jail officials preserved video of the wrong jail cell and that a backup system also failed to capture footage because of technical issues.

An Epstein attorney said the missing video deepens the mystery surrounding Epstein's suicide weeks later.

An attorney for Epstein's former cellmate has requested a court hearing to determine what happened to the missing video.