NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Federal prosecutors say video no longer exists of the jail cell exterior where convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein first tried to end his life.

The 66-year-old disgraced financier died by suicide in August at the Metropolitan Correctional Center.

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan told a judge on Thursday that video of the wrong jail cell was preserved during Epstein’s suicide attempt weeks before he died.

Prosecutors say a backup system also failed to capture footage due to technical issues.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons declined to comment, citing the ongoing federal investigation.


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