The husband of the New York appeals court judge who was found dead in the Hudson River last week has called on the public to assist with the investigation of her death.
Update: New York Law Journal
Members of the family of the late Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, whose body was found floating in the Hudson River last week, said Wednesday reports she committed suicide have “no basis in reality” and called on any persons with knowledge of what happened in her final hours to step forward.
Update: NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis said “we’re looking it at as a suspicious death at this point,” according to a report in The New York Post.
Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to serve on New York’s highest court, was found dead Wednesday on the shore of the Hudson River, police said.
The body of the 65-year-old jurist surfaced on the Manhattan side of the river just before 2 p.m., by the Henry Hudson Parkway near W. 132nd St.