The Epstein Murder: Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory

Why we often crave more than mere reality

Mugshots of Jeffrey Epstein in 2006, 2013, and 2019 over a background of Epstein’s jail cell after his suicide showing orange sheets on the bed and floor
Mugshots of Jeffrey Epstein in 2006, 2013, and 2019, & Epstein’s jail cell after his suicide (public domain)

A wealthy financier playboy, accustomed to a life of jet-setting and cavorting with young women on his own private island, is jailed for underage sex trafficking. He’s been busted before and set free, more than once.

This time, he knows he’s staring at a possible life sentence as a “chomo”. After attempting to…

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