Body of Nation’s First Female Muslim Judge, Sheila Abdus-Salaam, Found in Hudson River

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Body of Nation’s First Female Muslim Judge, Sheila Abdus-Salaam, Found in Hudson River [Photo Credit: NYCourts.gov]

The body of the first female Muslim judge in the United State, Sheila Abdus-Salaam, was found Wednesday afternoon in the Hudson River near Manhattan, the New York Post report reports.

Abdus-Salaam’s body was spotted in the river near 132nd Street and Hudson Parkway, police sources told the NY Post.

The Post reports Abdus-Salaam had was reported missing earlier in the day. Sources told the Post that there were no visible signs of trauma or physical injuries suggesting foul play.

Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, served as an associate judge on the Court of Appeals. She was nominated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2013 and later confirmed by the state Senate.

Abdus-Salaam had been elected to the state Supreme Court in 1993 and was appointed an associate justice of the Appellate Division in March 2009 by Gov. David Paterson.