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First female African-American judge found dead on a River


There is always time for everything on earth, a time to live and a time to die. It was the end of the road for the first female African-American Muslim judge in the United States,Sheila Abdus-Salaam as she was found dead on a River.

According to the New York Post, Abdus-Salaam body was discovered floating in the Hudson River Wednesday afternoon by a witnesses who immediately alerted the authorities.

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The deceased, an associate judge in the US Court of Appeals, had been reported missing from her home earlier in the day, before being discovered dead in the river.

It was reported by NY Times that the police said there were no signs of trauma on her body as she was fully clothed when discovered. It was also reported that investigators found no signs of criminality.

Abdus-Salaam graduated from Columbia Law School and started her career as a staff attorney at East Brooklyn Legal Services before she was elected to the Supreme Court in 1993. In 2013, New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo appointed her to the Court of Appeals in 2013.

She was 65 years old.


Source: New York Times



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