The Associated Press obtained hundreds of documents related to the death of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, including details about a letter he tried to send to another “high profile pedophile.”
The records said that Epstein had been struggling to adapt to life in the prison in Manhattan while awaiting a new trial for charges related to pedophile accusations. At one point, the records said he sat in a corner of his cell with his hands over his ears in an attempt to muffle the sound of water from a toilet that would not stop running.
He also tried to send a letter to Larry Nassar, the disgraced doctor for the U.S. gymnastics team who was convicted of sexually assaulting dozens of athletes.
The letter was found after his death, but the AP was unable to obtain a copy. The report said that he tried to send the letter to Nassar via mail but that it had been returned to him.
“I am not sure if I should open it or should we hand it over to anyone?” asked the investigator who found it of a prison official.
The records also said that Epstein had been agitated and unable to sleep.
The wealthy financier had spent 36 days in prison before he was found dead in his cell. Officials said he used a bedsheet to break his own neck.
Skeptics have cast doubt on the official account of his death given that he likely could have revealed extremely damaging information about the wealthy and powerful people that he entertained on his island.
The new records state that he called himself a “coward” in prison, but after being placed on a suicide watch, he told a jail psychologist that he had a “wonderful life” and “would be crazy” to commit suicide.
A medical screening said he was suffering from sleep apnea and that he did not have his sleep apnea machine in jail. He also suffered from constipation, hypertension, lower back pain, and prediabetes.
He reportedly told a jail employee that he was going to make a family call to his mother the night before he committed suicide. At that point, his mother had been dead for 15 years.