Jail video of Jeffrey Epstein’s first suicide attempt was deleted 7 months ago

Jail video of Jeffrey Epstein’s first suicide attempt was deleted

Federal prosecutors have said that the video in question no longer exists.

The surveillance video of disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s first suicide attempt was "deleted", according to federal prosecutors.

A few weeks ago news emerged that the video in question was "missing", and it has now transpired that the Metropolitan Correctional Center where Epstein was being held mistakenly kept video feed from the wrong "area of the jail".

As a result, federal prosecutors have said in a court filing that this means that the video in question "no longer exists".

The attorney had been looking for the footage since an alleged suicide attempt by Epstein in the Metropolitan Correctional Center on 23 July.

Epstein died in his jail cell a month later.

Bureau of Prisons spokesperson Emery Nelson told CNBC: "We decline to comment as the Epstein case is under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General."

Epstein was arrested on 6 July and charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy to traffic minors for sex.

He was also said to be a close friend of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew and a number of other extremely rich and powerful people.