First Female Muslim Judge Abdus-Salaam Found Dead

First Female Muslim Judge Found DeadA report from The Hill says the first female Muslim judge, Abdus-Salaam, has been found dead.

According to 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.

The Hill reported:

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.

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She had been reported missing earlier in the day, the newspaper reports.

Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam
Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam

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.


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