Steven Hoffenberg, one of Jeffrey Epstein’s associates and the one-time owner of The New York Post, has died at the age of 77.
Police were called to his Hoffenberg’s home in Derby, Connecticut, yesterday by a concerned friend. They found Hoffenberg lying on the floor of his bedroom.
The cause of his death remains unconfirmed, but there were no visible signs of trauma to his body, a police source says.
His body was so decomposed that police believe he had been there for at least a week. A medical examiner is now using his dental records to make an identification.
Hoffenberg rose to notoriety in the 1990s with his scandal-ridden Towers Financial Corp, a firm he ran with Epstein and the vehicle in which swindled $460million out of 200 victims.
He spent 18 years in prison for the crimes and emerged a changed man who befriended Epstein’s victims and joined their fight against the late pedophile.
In his final days, Hoffenberg lived alone in an apartment in Derby, Connecticut. DailyMail.com can reveal that it was Maria Farmer, the first woman to report Epstein to police, who called the police asking them to check on Hoffenberg.
She says he was diagnosed with Omicron a month ago, and was struggling to recover.