The Jeffrey Epstein story just gets more and more suspicious, because now … surveillance video from his failed suicide attempt has mysteriously vanished.
Prosecutors revealed in court Wednesday they could not locate the footage from outside of Epstein’s cell on July 23 — the day of his first reported suicide attempt at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in NYC. That was 2 weeks before he successfully killed himself … according to the Medical Examiner’s report.
The feds had no explanation for why the footage has gone missing — they said they simply can’t find it.
That could spell trouble for Epstein’s cellmate at the time, ex-cop Nick Tartaglione … who was reportedly accused of attacking Epstein that night. He formally requested the video be preserved 2 days after the suicide attempt … in order to clear his name.
Now, it doesn’t appear there’s much evidence to prove one account over the other — Epstein reportedly said Tartaglione attacked him, but he says he tried to save Epstein.
Of course, this all comes amid the highly-scrutinized eventual suicide — which is now the subject of a criminal probe. Two prison guards on duty the night Epstein died have been accused of falsifying records — making it seem like they’d made the required checks on Epstein’s cell that night when they really hadn’t.
Those guards have pled not guilty.
As for the missing surveillance video — the judge told prosecutors to look further into what happened to it.