The death of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has fueled speculations about what happened to the prisoner--wasn't he supposed to be on suicide watch? (It turns out--he no longer was.) Wasn't there an awfully long list of people who wanted to see him dead? (Yes, very probably.) Wouldn't his death end the investigation into his child sex trafficking? (Well, not necessarily--he had accomplices who should still be held to justice.)
I think the tendency to assign blame when a high-profile individual is found dead or dying in his cell is very reasonable. Being off suicide watch a mere three weeks after a previous attempt sounds suspicious as hell. Assuming murder, though, goes a bit further than I think is necessary. Here's what we know about Epstein: the man was a highly self-driven person who pursued money and power in order to live a life that was completely unaccountable to the law. He displayed the sociopathic ability to use and manipulate people in order to evade responsibility for his actions. In addition to having obtained an absurdly lenient plea deal, it seems evident the Epstein also finagled money out of at least one benefactor (probably more) and never faced the music for that.
Jeffrey Epstein's "art", if we could can it that, was escape. He got away with things. Although I appreciate the incredulity some are expressing that his death is not being treated as a murder, it seems actually pretty believable to me that a person who lived a life intent on maximizing his liberties and unaccountability would kill himself as yet another escape from facing the full weight of his crimes and one last middle finger to the world, the law, the morality he gave few fucks about. If I saw the likelihood of any conspiracy at all in his ending, maybe there was a degree of "LIHOP" (Letting It Happen on Purpose) to quickly let the world be dispatched of such human rubbish.
Of course, I don't know any better than anyone else, and while I hope there will be a very thorough investigation, sometimes the results of even very thorough investigations can be confounded. Of such is the world in which we live.