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Crime4chan post appears to have detailed Jeffrey Epstein's death before news broke

22:25  14 august  2019
22:25  14 august  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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An anonymous post to the notorious 4chan imageboard on Saturday appears to have provided details of Jeffrey Epstein's death before the first news reports of the disgraced financier's suspected suicide. The 4chan post, which was earlier reported by Buzzfeed News, was published more than a half hour before the initial news reports that Epstein, who was held on charges of sex trafficking, was dead.

4chan post appears to have detailed Jeffrey Epstein's death before news broke© CNET

The Manhattan Correctional Center where Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in New York.

Epstein "died an hour ago of hanging, cardiac arrest," according to the post, which was published at 8:16 a.m., about 40 minutes before an ABC reporter tweeted that Epstein was dead. The post included an image of Pepe, a cartoon frog that has been adopted by the far right.

Trump retweets post promoting conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein's death

Trump retweets post promoting conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein's death President Trump on Saturday retweeted a post promoting a conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein's death. The tweet, by Twitter user Terrence K. Williams, blamed the death on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Clinton and does not provide evidence. The tweet included the hashtags #ClintonBodyCount and #ClintonCrimeFamily, as well as a photo of both the former president and former secretary of State. Conspiracy theories linking the death to both the Clinton and Trump himself trended Saturday on Twitter. The Hill has attempted to reach the White House, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton for comment.

In subsequent posts, the author of the post appears to have added further information about procedures that were used to revive Epstein, suggesting the poster may have been a first responder or medical professional.

The New York Fire Department "reviewed the alleged information and determined it did not come from the department," the department said in a statement. 4chan didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Imageboards, which long been dark backwaters of the internet, have become the focus of public attention in the wake of a spate of hate-motivated killings. A man who allegedly killed 22 people in an El Paso, Texas, Walmart is believed to have posted a racist manifesto to 8chan, another imageboard, just before the attack. The gunman who killed 51 people in two New Zealand mosque shootings in March was linked to an 87-page white nationalist screed that also appeared on 8chan. Links to a hate-filled open letter were also posted to 8chan by the person who shot a synagogue outside of San Diego in April. 8chan has since been taken offline and its owner, Jim Watkins, has been requested to testify in front of Congress.

Prosecutors Now Turning Attention To Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Co-Conspirators

Prosecutors Now Turning Attention To Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Co-Conspirators Shock is giving way to anger following the death of Jeffrey Epstein. © Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio IncThe accused pedophile apparently committed suicide inside his jail cell in New York. Prosecutors say they will continue to investigate the Palm Beach financier’s alleged crimes despite his death. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Epstein, 66, had been in federal custody since he was arrested July 6th on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges.

Over the weekend, a man who claimed to have shot a mosque in Oslo posted links to a Facebook stream on Endchan, another imageboard, before the attack, according to the site's operators. The operators took the main version of the site offline.

Like many forums on the internet, imageboards range in topic from mundane to niche and fringe. Anime, junk food and porn are popular subjects for the participants. Because users can post anonymously, many imageboards have become gathering places for people spreading hate or extremism. One 4chan board dedicated to politics, /pol/, is filled with racist language and anti-immigrant messages.

On Wednesday, a letter written by Brandan Tarrant, the suspect in the New Zealand shootings, was posted to 4chan, apparently by a supporter in Russia. Corrections officials in New Zealand reportedly confirmed the letter's authenticity.

Originally published Aug. 13

Update, Aug. 14: Adds news that a letter written by the suspect in the New Zealand mosque shootings was posted to 4chan.

Jeffrey Epstein death investigation: Correctional officers have been subpoenaed, a source says.
As many as 20 correctional officers who work at the federal detention center where Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide received grand jury subpoenas last week relating to an investigation into his death, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. © New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein has died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, says person briefed on the matter, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.

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