The first Muslim woman in U.S. history to become a judge was found dead on Wednesday, her body having been discovered floating on the Manhattan side of the Hudson River.
According to police, Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, an associate judge of the Court of Appeals was discovered in the river near 132nd Street and Hudson Parkway at around 1:45 p.m.
When witnesses saw the judge’s fully-clothed body in the water, they called emergency services.
Police confirmed that Abdus-Salaam had been reported missing from her Harlem home earlier on Wednesday.
Abdus-Salaam’s husband identified her body which, according to sources, demonstrated no evidence indicating foul play.
The case is under investigation by police.
H/T: New York Post
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