Washington - The apparent suicide of disgraced financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein on Saturday prompted demands for answers and a flood of unfounded conspiracy theories, one of which even US President Donald Trump seemingly endorsed.
Epstein, 66, was found unresponsive in his prison cell in New York at about 6:30 am (1030 GMT), according to the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
His death followed the publication on Friday of a cache of documents that provided more extensive details on how his alleged sex-trafficking network operated between 2002 and 2005.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters the death was "way too convenient."
"What a lot of us want to know is, what did he know?" de Blasio told reporters in Iowa. "How many other millionaires and billionaires were part of the illegal activities that he was engaged in?"