Carolyn Adriano, a key witness who testified against Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein, has died in a hotel room in West Palm Beach, Florida. The 36-year-old mother of five was found unresponsive, and authorities have determined that her cause of death was an accidental overdose. Adriano’s death has raised questions, with her mother, Dorothy Groenert, demanding further investigation and answers.
In her testimony during the trial of Epstein accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell, Adriano said she had been sexually abused by Epstein on three occasions, with Maxwell allegedly scheduling the meetings. The abuse stopped when Adriano turned 18 and was deemed “too old” for Epstein. During cross-examination, Maxwell’s attorney got Adriano to admit that she had once been addicted to pain pills and cocaine, using the drugs to “block out” the sexual abuse.
Adriano’s death has sparked controversy, with her mother doubting the official report on the cause of death. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Groenert revealed that her daughter was starting a new life after purchasing a new home in North Carolina with her new husband, John Pitts. Adriano had also texted her mother, stating that she no longer used drugs or alcohol. Groenert believes that the police investigation should not be closed and has urged authorities to take further action.