Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach estate vandalized with red graffiti

Posted at 3:04 PM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 15:57:23-04

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Palm Beach estate of convicted sex predator Jeffrey Epstein, who apparently died by suicide over the weekend at a jail in New York, has been vandalized.

Someone spray-painted the term '@leroy' in large red letters on the front gate of Epstein's property.

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Epstein, who pleaded not guilty to federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges last month, was found dead in his cell at New York's Metropolitan Correctional Center around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, officials said.

The New York Post reports Epstein hanged himself using a bed sheet tied to the top of a bunk bed.

Prosecutors said Epstein paid underage girls, some as young as 14 years old, hundreds of dollars in cash for massages, then molested them at his homes in Palm Beach and New York between 2002 and 2005.

On Tuesday, the Justice Department announced two guards assigned to watch Epstein when he killed himself have been placed on administrative leave, and the warden at the MCC has been temporarily reassigned to an office post pending the outcome of two investigations.

WPTV and the Associated Press contributed to this report.