In the absence of a note from Epstein’s mother, we have these conclusions by Linda Fox:
Could [Jeffrey Epstein] have killed himself? Well, the state certainly made it easy — if not seemingly their preferred resolution to the problem of his ability to implicate some very high-flyers, mostly of Leftist persuasion.
Did he get a message that OTHER people he cared about would be left alone, if he were to be found not breathing?
Did the previous message — delivered, it is said, by another inmate — finally sink in? The message being:
You WILL die. The only question is, how much pain you’ll have to endure before you reach room temperature.
Epstein doesn’t strike me as a Tough Guy. I doubt it would have taken a lot of roughing up to get him to Go to the Light.
On the other hand, he may have placed hope in his bargaining chances — Let’s Make a Deal is the game that is played by most of the Elite when caught red-handed.
And “bargaining,” not incidentally, is in the middle of the Kübler-Ross model. Not that it’s always that cut-and-dried.