Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico ranch in lists for $27.5 million


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The controversial Zorro Ranch, an almost 8,000-acre property where convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein allegedly trafficked women and girls, has hit the market for $27.5 million, the Wall Street Journal first reported Thursday.

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The WSJ also reported that the proceeds from the sale will go to his estate, the firm that holds the listing, Sotheby’s International Reality, told the outlet.

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Interior of main house Screen grab from Realtor.com

“Daniel H. Weiner, an attorney acting on the estate’s behalf, said the value of the holdings had been pegged at approximately $210 million as of March 2021,” the WSJ reported. “A court approved the creation of the Epstein Victims’ Compensation Program in June 2020, and the estate has funded it to date with over $140 million to pay claims determinations, he said.”

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The property includes a 30,000-square-foot mansion, airstrip, hanger, tennis court and more. There’s even a small village that has a firehouse, log cabin, equestrian facility and guesthouse, Realtor.com said.

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Zorro Ranch Screen grab from Realtor.com

“Now that COVID-19 travel restrictions have begun to ease, this unique property should be more easily accessible to a greater number of potential purchasers,” Weiner told the New York Post.

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Zorro Ranch Screen grab from Realtor.com

Epstein was arrested on federal charges of sex-trafficking minors and was found dead in his jail cell on Aug. 10, 2019, while awaiting trial.

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Zorro Ranch Screen grab from Realtor.com

Zorro Ranch is located about 35 minutes from Santa Fe.

TJ Macías is a Real-Time national sports reporter for McClatchy based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Formerly, TJ covered the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers beat for numerous media outlets including 24/7 Sports and Mavs Maven (Sports Illustrated).





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