Jeffrey Epstein’s death was posted anonymously on the 4Chan message board at least 40 minutes before it was officially announced on the news
- Jeffrey Epstein’s death was reported anonymously on an internet message board 40 minutes before it was officially announced
- NYPD examined whether a responder posted information about the pedophile’s death to 4Chan but then determined it was not the source
- The picture contained an image of Pepe, the green frog that has become commonly used by right wing trolls online
- The circumstances of Epstein’s death will not be revealed until the coroner’s report is released
Jeffrey Epstein’s death was reported anonymously on an internet message board 40 minutes before it was officially announced.
The New York City Fire Department apprentice examined whether a responder called to the scene had posted about the pedophile’s death on the 4Chan message board prior to officials announcing it to the public, BuzzFeed News reported.
An FDNY spokesman had claimed that officials ‘determined this alleged information did not come from the Fire Department’. A spokesman declined to provide further detail on the matter to the news outlet.
Jeffrey Epstein’s death was reported on a notorious internet message board 40 minutes before it was officially announced and FDNY examined who the source could be
The post on 4Chan was on the internet around 38 minutes before the first Tweet announcing Epstein’s death on Saturday was posted by an ABC News reporter
‘[D]on’t ask me how I know, but Epstein died an hour ago from hanging, cardiac arrest. Screencap this,’ read the post, which was published at 8.16 am.
The picture contained an image of Pepe, the green frog that has become commonly used by right ring trolls online.
The information was on the internet around 38 minutes before the first Tweet announcing Epstein’s death on Saturday was posted by an ABC News reporter at 8.34 am.
Other 4chan users then asked the anonymous author for more information.
The original poster added more information to the discussion thread, including a detailed breakdown of the procedures allegedly used to resuscitate Epstein, when he was asked for more information.
It was thought that the poster may be a first responder given the intricate level of medical information that was given about Epstein.
Frank Dwyer, an FDNY spokesman, told BuzzFeed News he ‘could not verify the accuracy’ of information in the 4chan post.
4chan is an image-based bulletin board where anyone can post comments and share images anonymously.
Epstein was being held without bail at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center on charges of conspiracy and sex trafficking. One of the guards was working his fifth straight day of overtime at the short staffed jailhouse, a source has said
Epstein’s exact cause of death has not yet been released but New York City’s chief medical examiner Dr Barbara Sampson said an autopsy was carried out on Sunday
He claimed that any medical professional who divulged patient information without consent is in violation of a federal health privacy law, HIPAA, and that FDNY would look into it.
‘The department will review this incident,’ he said at the time.
The FDNY later said that ‘it is reviewing this incident, there is no investigation.’
The circumstances of Epstein’s death will not be revealed until the final coroner’s report is released, meaning the 4chan post detailing the alleged treatment he received can not be verified.
It was reported that prison guards shouted ‘breathe, Epstein, breathe’ as they tried to revive the billionaire pedophile after he was found hanging in his jail cell, and members of Congress are demanding answers regarding his apparent suicide.
A black bag believed to contain Epstein’s body was pictured being taken out of New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan hospital on Saturday
Epstein was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges when he was found dead on Saturday having apparently hanged himself in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.
The sex offender had previously been on suicide watch but that was lifted some time prior to his death.
In the days since Epstein’s death, a portrait has begun to emerge of Manhattan’s federal detention center as a chronically understaffed facility that possibly made a series of missteps in handling its most high-profile inmate.
The 66-year-old was arrested on July 6 and pleaded not guilty to federal charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls as young as 14.
Epstein was already a registered sex offender after pleading guilty in 2008 to Florida state charges of unlawfully paying a teenage girl for sex.
Prior to that conviction, he had counted the rich and powerful, including U.S. President Donald Trump and former President Bill Clinton, among his associates.