The New York City chief medical examiner released a statement today saying that an autopsy has been performed on Jeffrey Epstein and the results are “pending further information.”
According to the Associated Press, Dr. Barbara Sampson said that the city medical examiner performed the autopsy Sunday while Dr. Michael Baden, a private pathologist, observed the examination at the request of Epstein’s representatives.
In addition, the Associated Press released a story saying that the guards who were assigned to Epstein’s cell were working “extreme overnight shifts” to make up for staffing shortages the morning of his apparent suicide. According to The New York Times, the staff did not follow protocols leading up to Epstein’s death which has caused major scrutiny.
Epstein was arrested on July 6 for an alleged sex-trafficking ring involving underage girls. He pleaded not guilty. Officials say that he was found unresponsive in his Metropolitan Correctional Center cell. He died of a suspected suicide.