Dark tourism! People are seen snapping photos outside Jeffrey Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion two days after he hanged himself in his jail cell
- Onlookers were spotted outside Epstein’s home on East 71st Street in Manhattan taking photos
- The $77million townhouse is where Epstein allegedly abused underage girls
- Home was raided last month on same night that Epstein was arrested
- Feds allegedly found treasure trove of child pornography and other evidence
Jeffrey Epstein’s death and the public interest in the case of the multimillionaire pedophile and sex trafficker has turned his Manhattan home into a tourist attraction.
Several people were spotted posing for photographs outside Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion on Monday, just two days after he apparently hanged himself in his Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial for sex trafficking.
The $77million townhouse on East 71st Street that is nestled between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue is where Epstein is alleged to have sexually abused underage girls.
An FBI raid of the home last month uncovered a treasure trove of child pornography as well as other incriminating evidence against the reclusive financier.
Barney Blank, visiting from Cincinnati, Ohio, waves as his wife take a photo of him in front of Jeffrey Epstein’s $77million townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on Monday
Barbara Blank is seen right snapping a photo of her husband, Barney, on Monday
An onlooker takes a photograph of Epstein’s front entrance using her cell phone on Monday
The raid took place on the same night that Epstein was arrested at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey after he arrived back in the United States on his private jet.
The horrific crimes allegedly committed inside the home by its owner apparently has not deterred people from being photographed next to it.
One man was photographed eating a pizza just a few steps from the 15ft high oak doors on Saturday.
Another man, Barney Blank, was visiting New York with his wife.
Having traveled from their hometown of Cincinnati, they decided to stop for a photograph in front of Epstein’s home.
Dozens of people were seen taking an interest in the home since Epstein’s death on Saturday
One man decided to chow down on pizza in front of the house on Saturday
FBI agents raided the home last month on the same day that Epstein was arrested at Teterboro Airport after arriving back in the United States on his private jet
Blank’s wife took a photo of her husband as he waved while standing in front of the house.
Epstein’s other properties are also attracting scrutiny.
FBI agents were seen raiding Epstein’s private US Virgin Island, which has been dubbed ‘Pedophile Island’, as the sex trafficking probe around the late billionaire intensifies.
A large group of FBI officers were seen disembarking speedboats at the pier of Little St James on Monday morning and driving around on golf carts after the 66-year-old was found dead by suicide in his New York jail cell early on Saturday morning.
Other officials with ‘FBI’ lettering on clear display were later seen overlooking the crystal blue sea from the top of Epstein’s remote luxury home off the coast of St Thomas.
Epstein is seen being wheeled out on a stretcher by first responders after he was found unresponsive in his Manhattan jail cell on Saturday morning
The previous owner of the property was Leslie Wexner, the chairman of L Brands, the company whose holdings include Victoria’s Secret
The search comes after 2,000 pages of documents detailing the lurid allegations of his sexual abuse of underage girls were unsealed to the public on Friday, adding more fuel to the fire of the government’s case of sex trafficking against Epstein.
An onlooker, who asked to remain anonymous and shot the footage, told DailyMailTV: ‘I’m on a boat charter with guests. We are the only guests out here at the moment.
‘We were enjoying lunch when we saw over a dozen people getting off their speedboats and landing on the island.
‘When we looked harder, we could see the FBI logo on the backs of their shirts.
‘It didn’t take long for us to realize they must be conducting a raid on Epstein’s house.’
The home – dubbed ‘pedophile island’ and ‘orgy island’ – is at the center of an ongoing sex trafficking probe into the criminal financier.
Allegations have been made that underage girls were used as sex slaves and repeatedly abused inside a temple on the island.