The arrest of Jeffrey Epstein on federal sex trafficking charges earlier this month has turned his two properties off the coast of St Thomas into ghost islands.
New drone footage and photography shows the state of the islands, including the massive amounts of development over on Big St. James and his shockingly bare temple on Little St. James.
Photos obtained by DailyMail.com show the blue-and-white striped structure is suddenly without its golden dome.
Pedophile Island: The golden dome that formally sat atop Jeffrey Epstein’s temple on Little St James is gone in recent photos (domeless temple above)
Sacrilegious: A local told DailyMail.com that it went missing around the time that Hurricane Irma hit the island in 2017 and they were of the belief that Epstein had removed the dome prior to the Category 5 storm making landfall
Hidden messages: The temple has been of great interest to members of the QAnon community, who had been talking about the island long before Epestin’s current arrest
Blown away: Irma, which was a Category 5 storm when it made landfall on the island, is still the most powerful hurricane to ever hit the Atlantic region
It is unclear where the dome may be, but there were local reports back in 2017 that it had been blown off the temple when Hurricane Irma hit the region..
One local told DailyMail.com that they were under the impression that Epstein had his staff remove the dome ahead of the hurricane.
Irma, which was a Category 5 storm when it made landfall on the island, is still the most powerful hurricane to ever hit the Atlantic region.
The dome never went back up however and now the temple sits unadorned and striped on the island.
The temple has been of great interest to members of the QAnon community, who had been talking about the island long before Epestin’s current arrest or Julie Brown’s explosive expose in The Miami Herald.
Many members of the community believe that Epstein hiding young girls he has enslaved in underground rooms below the temple and other parts of the island.
There is no concrete evidence to support that claim, but the community’s belief that a famous actress was recruiting young victims for Epstein is not completely implausible.
A number of Epstein victims did in fact go on to become actresses Brown told Alec Baldwin in an interview back in April.
Epstein doubled his property holdings in January 2016 when he paid $18 million for Great St James a few years back.
That 162-acre property is located next to Little St. James, the 71.5-acre island he purchased in 1998 for $7.95 million.
Pool house: Little St. James is 71.5 acres, and on the island one can find cabanas, a helicopter pad, a Japanese garden and a cinema
Stone’s throw: Epstein had made the island his primary residence for the past decade, prior to his most recent arrest
Complex: There is a staff of 70 who work on the island at all times, and it can be rented for over $50,000 per night
Epstein’s plans for Great St. John include a barge dock, two homes, cottages, an amphitheater, gardens, a marine electrical cable, solar array and generator, storage building, security building, work shed, machine shop, and an ‘underwater office and pool.’
That barge and a few completed structures, as well as construction equipment, are visible in aerial images of the island.
This work has been done despite the fact that only the construction of a flagpole and repair of cisterns has been approved on the island.
Epstein is behind bars awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges
And yet next door, his temple remains domeless.
Epstein has erected ‘No Trespassing’ signs throughout around almost all fo Great St. James ue to the area’s popularity with tourists.
Local laws make all land below the tide or bush lines public property, so Epstein cannot legally kick people off those lands, but he is being vigilant about making sure no one wanders onto his property.
He continues to make Little St. James his primary residence, but last month the helicopter that shuttles the millionaire and his guests to and from the airport was listed for sale online, with an asking price of $1.8 million
Epstein also sold one of his private jets in June. His other was seized when he was arrested earlier this month after landing back on US soil following three-week trip to Paris.
In total, Epstein’s properties are valued at close to $150 million.
There is the Paris bolthole where he spent the weeks before returning to the US and getting arrested on the tarmac as his plane touched down at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.
The $9 million pied-a-terre is located on one of the nicest blocks in the City of Lights, and Epstein traveled there frequently, often spending a few months at the apartment each summer.
Halfway around the world, just outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, sits Epstein’s country estate.
Holdings: Jeffrey Epstein owns two neighboring properties in the US Virgin Islands, having purchased Little St. James in 1998 and Great St. James in 2016
Where int he world: Epstein flew to his home in the Virgin Islands approximately 30 times in the 18 months prior to his arrest (islands above)
The Zorro Ranch consists of a 26,700-square-foot mansion on 10,000 acres that was purchased by Epstein back in 1993.
It was only 7,500 acres when he purchased the property, but Epstein has added to the ranch over the years.
There is also a possible ski chalet that Epstein owns, with records obtained by DailyMail.com showing that a $22 million home in Vail, Colorado was added to his portfolio back in 1997.
It was transferred to him back in 1998 by Libet Johnson, the late heiress to the Johnson & Johnson fortune, who passed away in 2017.
Johnson’s name remained on the deed however, and she listed both herself and Epstein as living at the same address on Madison Avenue.
It is still listed as being owned by the late heiress’ trust.
The sale of his $77 million Manhattan mansion also happened under mysterious circumstances, which public records showing no transfer of money when he was deeded the house from his good friend Leslie Wexner.
There was however a transfer of close to $50 million to a Wexner charitable fund from businesses registered to Epstein’s addresses.
This is the home where over the weekend a search uncovered nude photos, discs with images of minors and Epstein’s infamous massage table.
It is known as the Herbert N. Straus House, named after its former owner who was one of the heir’s to the Macy’s fortune, the department store which was founded by his parents.
Another department store magnate, Leslie Wexner of Limited Brands, later bought the property, and then handed it of to his now-estranged friend Epstein.
Finally, there is the $14 million estate in Palm Beach that was purchased in 1990, and where a number of young girls said they were sexually assaulted.