US’ first female Muslim judge found dead in a river

First Muslim woman to serve as a US judge was found dead in New York’s Hudson River, police said.

New York police said they pulled Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65-year-old from the water and pronounced her dead on Wednesday after being alerted by an emergency call.

Her husband had reported her missing, police said.

They are reportedly treating the death as a possible suicide but an investigation is ongoing.
The body was fully clothed and showed no signs of trauma or criminality, police said.

Her husband told police she had not been heard from since Tuesday morning.

Judge Abdus-Salaam’s brother took his own life three years ago and she had been battling depression, according to reports.

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