A sordid chapter closes as Jeffrey Epstein’s notorious New Mexico ranch secures a mystery buyer, severing the estate’s ties to a site haunted by shocking allegations. While kept confidential, the final sale price likely falls below the initial $27.5 million ask for the secluded, 10,000-acre compound.
The property long represented the disgraced financier’s dark machinations, according to accounts of victims. New Mexico uniquely afforded Epstein unsupervised autonomy, leading him to allegedly plan to cultivate a “baby-making factory” through systematic abuse. Though he was never charged locally, the ranch’s sale remains intertwined with egregious sex trafficking claims.
Perhaps sensing this burdened legacy, initial plans to transform the ranch into a scientific hub gave way to a more pragmatic sale. The revenue will fund the estate’s administration, indirectly compensating those exploited by Epstein’s domestic and Virgin Islands operations.