Body Of Country’s First Female Muslim Judge Found In Hudson River (Video)
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Her body showed no obvious signs of trauma or injuries indicating criminality or foul play, and that her death appeared to be a suicide.
The Hill: The body of the United States’ first ever female Muslim judge was found Wednesday afternoon in the Hudson River near Manhattan, according to a Wednesday New York Post report.
Witnesses spotted Sheila Abdus-Salaam’s body in the river near 132nd Street and Hudson Parkway, police sources tell the Post.
Abdus-Salaam served as an associate judge of the Court of Appeals and was also the first U.S. African-American to serve there.
She had been reported missing earlier in the day, the newspaper reports.
Her husband later confirmed her identity.
Sources tell the Post that there were no visible signs of trauma or physical injuries suggesting foul play.
Police are still investigating.
Abdus-Salaam worked as an attorney at East Brooklyn Legal Services after graduating from Columbia Law School.
Abdus-Salaam continued to rise in the ranks until she was elected to the New York Supreme Court in 1993, and then appointed to the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) 20 years later in 2013. More