Surveillance footage from the outside of Jeffrey Epstein’s cell during his first suicide attempt has gone missing, prosecutors revealed Wednesday.
The New York Daily News, citing Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Swergold, reports that the footage has not been able to be found by anyone.
A spokesman for the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office and Bruce Barket, an attorney for Nick Tartaglione, who shared a cell with Epstein, have confirmed that the footage was not preserved.
Tartaglione’s attorneys filed a request for the footage to be retained two days after Epstein’s unsuccessful suicide attempt on July 23, according to Barket.
Epstein’s cellmate claims to have helped save his life when he tried to hang himself, while Epstein had claimed he tried to attack him.
His attorneys were reportedly going to use the footage in attempt to prove the good character of Tartaglione, who is accused of a quadruple murder in a drug deal gone bad.