Jeffrey Epstein has been found hanged in his prison cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center

Jeffrey Epstein told guards weeks before he hanged himself that someone tried to KILL HIM: Questions mount over why billionaire pedophile was taken off suicide watch just as sex slave lawsuit named powerful friends including Prince Andrew

Jeffrey Epstein has been found hanged in his prison cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center
Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein told guards weeks before he hanged himself that someone tried to KILL HIM: Questions mount over why billionaire pedophile was taken off suicide watch just as sex slave lawsuit named powerful friends including Prince Andrew

Jeffrey Epstein told prison guards and fellow inmates that he believed someone had tried to kill him in the weeks before his death, a source has revealed to DailyMail.com

The insider, who had seen the disgraced financier on several occasions during his incarceration at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, also claims that the normally reserved Epstein seemed to be in good spirits.

'There was no indication that he might try to take his own life,' the source told DailyMail.com

'From what I saw, he was finally starting to adjust to prison. I think he was comforted by the rigidity of his new life'.  

The world was left stunned early Saturday after news that Epstein was found hanging in his prison cell shortly before 7am.

The 66-year-old was rushed to nearby New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan hospital where he was pronounced dead.

On Saturday afternoon, a black bag believed to contain Epstein's body was pictured being taken out of the hospital.   

The body was later switched into a white van belonging to a medical examiner, before it was transported away.

A coroner will now perform an investigation.

Jeffrey Epstein was found hanged in his prison cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center on Saturday morning
However, a source who had seen Epstein in recent weeks has told DailyMail.com that 'there was no indication he might try to take his own life'

The insider further claims the financier had told prison guards and fellow inmates that he feared someone had tried to kill him  

Epstein, 66, was briefly hospitalized on July 24 after being found semi-conscious on the floor of his jail cell
It is unclear whether he attempted suicide or whether was attacked

The millionaire was not on suicide watch at the time he took his own life on Saturday, sparking outrage from top Washington figures  

Attorney General Will Barr has ordered both the FBI and the Inspector General to open investigations into Epstein's death

Epstein's death comes just 24 hours after explosive court documents were unsealed implicating several powerful men in Epstein's sex scandals

The Clintons are all smiles in Illinois hours after suicide of former president's old pal Jeffrey Epstein and 'XOXO Hillary and Bill' is scrawled outside the pedophile's NYC mansion as conspiracy theorists suggest they were involved in the death

Bill and Hillary Clinton were spotted in Metropolis Ballroom in Illinois Saturday  
Follows death of Bill's former friend Jeffrey Epstein who hanged himself in jail
Epstein killed himself in his federal jail cell in Manhattan on Saturday morning
After his death, 'XOXO Hillary + Bill' was written outside Epstein's townhouse
Message follows #ClintonBodyCount hashtag that circulated on social media
Conservative pundits shared the hashtag in an effort to point fingers at Hillary and Bill Clinton for Epstein's death
Lynne Patton, a regional administrator with the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Trump loyalist, even said Epstein was 'Hillary'd'