Death of Judge Found in Hudson River Deemed “Suspicious”
The body of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American Muslim female to serve on New York’s highest court, was found floating in the Hudson River near 132nd Street, last week. She was last seen at her home by a deliveryman the morning of April 12th, and her body was found at around 1:45 p.m. later that day. Circumstances surrounding her death could suggest that this may have been a suicide, but now the NYPD is deeming the death as “suspicious.” There seems to be no evidence of criminality, and video surveillance near and around her apartment do not show the judge leaving her home in any specific direction. The NYPD has issued notices for public assistance through different social media platforms to urge the public to come forward with any information in order to help the police solve the case.
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