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Investigations are now underway as to hwo the anonymous message board site 4Chan knew of Epstein’s death 45 minutes before it was announced to the general public.

According to BuzzFeed, the New York Fire Department initially thought one of their own posted the information to the site but determined that it was not them at all:

After telling BuzzFeed News the post was “under review,” an FDNY spokesperson said authorities “determined this alleged information did not come from the Fire Department.”

“An investigation is a formal act which brings about a process which includes interviewing witnesses, serving notice, determining credibility of witness statements — and that was not warranted nor did it take place here. This determination was made after a review of the incident. We looked at the information provided by [a BuzzFeed News] reporter and we looked at our own records and there was no match,” said FDNY spokesperson Frank Dwyer, who added that the FDNY’s Office of Healthcare Compliance conducted the review. “It doesn’t match our medical records.”

The FDNY thought that perhaps it was a first responder based on the poster’s intimate knowledge of patterns and methods used to resuscitate Epstein.

“[D]ont ask me how I know, but Epstein died an hour ago from hanging, cardiac arrest. Screencap this,” said the anonymous poster in addition to a picture of a green frog wearing royal garb.

The other users on 4Chan expressed doubt and urged the poster to provide more information, which he did according to BuzzFeed:

After publishing the post, other 4chan users egged on the author. When they expressed doubt, the original poster added more information to the discussion thread, including a detailed breakdown of the procedures allegedly used to resuscitate Epstein, which suggest the poster may have been a first responder, medical worker, or otherwise privy to details about efforts to resuscitate the disgraced financier.

One doctor spoken to by BuzzFeed noted that first responders could have been in contact with the hospital they were taking Epstein to as they were attempting to revive him:

Dr. Keith Wesley, an emergency medicine physician who has authored several EMS textbooks and articles, viewed the 4chan post at BuzzFeed News’ request and said it lays out standard procedures for paramedics.

“This sounds like standard American Heart Association guidelines, which most EMS agencies use,” Wesley said.

Part of the post refers to “telemetry advised bicarb.” According to Wesley, this could mean the first responders were also speaking with the hospital as they were trying to resuscitate their patient.

If the FDNY has ruled that it wasn’t one of theirs, then it’s possible it could have been someone within the hospital staff. Investigations are being conducted.