Why was Jeffrey Epstein's death on 4chan before it became public?

United States multi-millionaire and convicted sexual offender Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell Saturday morning after being removed from suicide watch.

About 38 minutes prior to the official confirmation of accused sex trafficker and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein on ABC, the story was posted on 4Chan, an online forum, according to Buzzfeed.

The 4Chan post stated, "D$3 ont ask me how I know, but Epstein died an hour ago from hanging, cardiac arrest. Screencap this", accompanied by an image of Pepe the green frog, an emblematic icon for far-right trolls.

The report added that following the initial 4chan post, the anonymous user added more, detailed information in response to other users who responded to the initial post with doubt.

Emergency medicine physician Dr. Keith Wesley told BuzzFeed News that the 4chan post is laying out standard procedures for paramedics.

Buzzfeed News reports that after other 4chan users urged the author of the post to disseminate more information to verify its authenticity, the author delineated the alleged tactics that were used after Epstein's suicide attempt to resuscitate him. As for the claims that followed, those are potentially falsified, and the New York Fire Department is unable to confirm or deny them as doing so would be a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

According to Buzzfeed News, the FDNY said after a review that none of their staff is to blame. The spokesperson did not elaborate on how that determination was made.

Oren Barzilay, the president of the union for EMT workers Local 2507 in NY, told Buzzfeed News, "Our members do not release this type of confidential information. Discipline. Suspensions. Civil penalties, etc.", Barzilay explained in an email. ABC News reporter Aaron Katersky first tweeted about Epstein's death at 8:54 a.m. ET on Saturday, while ABC News itself published its first tweet about the incident two minutes before 9 a.m.

Donald Trump said earlier he wanted a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding Epstein's death.