legal professional wellknown William Barr on Saturday decried the demise of wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein in federal custody even as he awaited costs on intercourse trafficking, saying the obvious suicide "increases severe questions." “i was appalled to study that Jeffrey Epstein became found lifeless early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody. Mr. Epstein’s dying raises severe questions that need to be replied," Barr stated in a announcement. "further to the FBI’s research, i've consulted with the Inspector widespread who is commencing an research into the occasions of Mr. Epstein’s dying," Barr added. Epstein became reportedly positioned on suicide watch in late July after he changed into observed unconscious in his prison mobile with marks round his neck. but, reports Saturday indicated he turned into not on suicide watch on the time of his loss of life. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons announced earlier Saturday morning that the FBI would investigate his demise. The Metropolitan Correctional center, the ny prison in which Epstein changed into being held watching for trial, did no longer straight away return The Hill's request for clarification approximately Epstein's suicide watch. within the statement earlier Saturday, the Bureau of Prisons said Epstein have been observed in his cellular approximately 6:30 a.m. and was taken to a nearby hospital for remedy wherein he was later mentioned lifeless. a few lawmakers and advocates for those who've accused Epstein of sexual abuse stated Saturday that the federal research into the allegations towards Epstein and the 2008 plea deal he received must move forward, despite Epstein's dying. lawyer Lisa Bloom, who represented a number of Epstein's accusers, told NBC news on Saturday that she could retain to represent civil lawsuits in opposition to his property.