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Final Mugshot of Jeffrey Epstein Released

By Jack Phillips

The final mugshot of disgraced multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein was released by officials this week.

Epstein was found unresponsive in a New York City cell last month. Officials later ruled that his cause of death was suicide by hanging.

The 66-year-old convicted pedophile looks somewhat haggard, with his hair apparently uncombed. The mugshot was taken in July after he was arrested on federal sex-trafficking charges, the New York Post reported.

Jeffrey Epstein in a newly released mugshot (Department of Justice)

The photo was released by the Department of Justice and U.S. Marshalls as part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, according to MuckRock.com, a website that posts FOIA requests.

A charging document said that Epstein had “mental concerns” and “suicidal tendencies” when he was arrested.

It comes as the French National Police, who have already spoken to three alleged victims, appealed on Sept. 11 for more victims and witnesses to come forward regarding the Epstein case.

Police wrote in a tweet about “affare Epstein,” including a phone number and email address for victims and witnesses.

The Paris prosecutor’s office said that three victims were already interviewed by investigators in August.

The French investigation is broadly probing possible charges of rape of minors 15 and older, sexual aggression and criminal association, according to The Associated Press.

Jeffrey Epstein's Zorro Ranch in Stanley, N.M. is seen in a file photograph. (KRQE via AP)
Jeffrey Epstein’s Zorro Ranch in Stanley, New Mexico, is seen in a file photograph. (KRQE via AP)

Prosecutors have not yet named any suspects. The aim is to uncover any infractions in France as well as on any French victims abroad and to determine whether any French citizens were linked to crimes. A France-based advocacy group, Innocence in Danger, that has also been gathering testimony said it was delighted by the police appeal, calling it proof “that the affair is being taken seriously.”

“It’s necessary and it can perhaps allow people who have things to say, victims and witness, to understand that France is interested,” Homayra Sellier, the group’s president, told The Associated Press.

Meanwhile, an air traffic controller told investigators in July that she saw Epstein getting off his plane “two specific times” with girls “who appeared to be” 11 to 12 years old, the New York Post reported.

She saw him on another occasion with a girl believed to be between 16 and 18 years old. The sightings took place between June and November of last year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

From The Epoch Times