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.