Jeffrey Epstein’s death in a Manhattan jail cell has officially been ruled a suicide by hanging, according to the New York medical examiner, the BBC reports.
The well-connected financier, 66, was found dead on Saturday while awaiting federal trial for sex trafficking.
The US Bureau of Prisons had already called his death an “apparent suicide” but that did not stop conspiracy theories from swirling.
President Donald Trump had suggested there may have been foul play.
The Department of Justice has launched an investigation into how Epstein was able to die in New York’s highly secure Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC).
Attorney General William Barr said officials have uncovered “serious irregularities” at the jail, which has housed other high-profile detainees such as Mexican drug baron El Chapo and fraudster Bernie Madoff.
He has also promised that Epstein will continue to be investigated in order to bring to justice any other possible conspirators.