New York's chief medical examiner Barbara Sampson said in a statement emailed to AFP that "after careful review of all investigative information, including complete autopsy findings" it was determined that Epstein killed himself.
It also did not name some 10 women also accused of being accomplices of Epstein, a convicted pedophile who died last weekend from apparent suicide in a NY prison cell, where he was being held on charges of trafficking minors for sex.
Forensic experts have confirmed that the cause of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's death was suicide, Associated Press reported. USA media reported that the coroner found broken bones in his neck, consistent with hanging or strangulation but the coroner has warned against jumping to conclusions. The FBI and the Justice Department's inspector general are both investigating Epstein's death.
What emerged in the days that followed, however, was not evidence of a sinister plot, but early signs that prison staff failed to properly secure and monitor a prisoner, leading to ferocious criticism by everyone from Attorney General William Barr to Epstein's lawyers.
Palm Beach multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been a free man, despite sexually abusing dozens of underage girls according to police and prosecutors.
Epstein was already a registered sex offender after pleading guilty in 2008 to Florida state charges of unlawfully paying a teenage girl for sex.
The report came a day after U.S. media reported that preliminary findings from the post-mortem examination had found broken bones in Epstein's neck.
Coroner: Gunman had drugs in system during firefight
In what Biehl described as a "dynamic and chaotic" situation, the police were focused on preventing more deaths, he said. The coroner said cocaine, antidepressants and alcohol were found in Betts's system at the time of the shooting.
Epstein was removed from suicide watch after about a week.
Epstein was put on suicide watch after being found unconscious with bruises on his neck on July 23; he was taken off suicide watch on July 29.
Prison officials told The New York Times that Epstein had not been checked on for three hours before he was found.
The second staff member on Epstein duty, a woman, was a fully trained guard, according to the person briefed on the matter. Epstein was being housed alone after his cellmate was transferred, and the two guards monitoring his cell reportedly fell asleep during their shift.
Despite all such questions, the New York Times posted a "news" article on the medical examiner's ruling on Friday that reads more like a propaganda release.
The autopsy report does not end the investigations into Epstein's death.
The lawsuit, filed in a Manhattan federal court, did not identify the two alleged victims.