Political Figure Found Dead In The Hudson River

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April 13, 2017Apr 13, 2017

A prominent New York political figure, 65-year-old Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, was found dead near the Hudson River, according to reports.

She was appointed to serve on New York's highest court and was the first black, Muslim woman to do so. On Tuesday, her husband had reported her missing.

Authorities are saying at this time there are no signs of trauma and no suicide notes have been found. However, the circumstances surrounding her death are still extremely strange.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, who originally appointed Judge Abdus-Salaam, issued a statement in which he called her noted her "unshakeable moral compass" and said "she was a force for good."

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