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The first Muslim female judge in US history was found dead on the banks of the Hudson River in New York under mysterious circumstances. The case comes days after another judge in Chicago was shot dead outside his own home.
The body of former New York State Supreme Court Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, was found floating in the Hudson River off Manhattan Island on Wednesday, the New York Post reported.
The New York Police Department Harbor Unit responded after witnesses spotted Abdus-Salaam’s fully-clothed body floating in the Hudson River near 132nd Street and Hudson Parkway.
Abdus-Salaam had been reported missing from her home in Harlem earlier in the day. Her husband later identified her body to police.
Authorities in Chicago said Wednesday a 37-year-old man has been charged in the killing of a judge who handled criminal cases.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a tweet that Joshua Smith was charged in the shooting death of Associate Cook County Circuit Judge Raymond Myles earlier this week.
She was also ERIC HOLDER's classmate.
originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
Suicide into the Hudson river is very common.
People attempt to jump off the George Washington Bridge every other day. Many succeed.
A pioneering state judge found floating in the Hudson River likely took her own life after a recent battle with depression, a police source said Thursday.
State Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam began taking medication for her darkening moods just a few weeks before her apparent suicide, a well-placed court source told the Daily News.
Police investigating the judge’s disappearance found her meds, according to the court source.
It was unclear if Abdus-Salaam left behind a suicide note, and cops were awaiting the results of an autopsy before saying anything more, the police source told The News.