Roughly one week ago, the New York Police Department pleaded for help in locating a famous entertainer. Desmond Amofah, also known as the popular gaming YouTuber “Etika,” vanished shortly after posting a concerning video on his YouTube channel.
The famed YouTuber, 29, worried viewers when he expressed suicidal thoughts and continuously apologized in regards to his mental health struggles. In the video, Etika said he “had no intention” of taking his own life but implied that he was going to commit suicide.
A sad update was released in the missing person case late Monday, June 25th, which marked the 6th day of Etika’s disappearance. According to BBC, a body was discovered in New York’s East River during the investigation.
As of 9:30 AM ET on Tuesday, police have not confirmed if the body is Etika. However, witnesses stated that the description of the body matched the social media star. Once an identity of the body has officially been released, this article will be updated accordingly.
This tragic update comes shortly after several items, including a Nintendo Switch, were found on the Manhattan Bridge. Police found the belongings early Monday and confirmed that they did indeed belong to Etika.
Etika has had run-ins with local law enforcement in the past. Last April, the YouTuber recorded a live stream of police and SWAT trying to enter his apartment for a welfare check. Etika did not cooperate, so police were forced to break down his door before escorting him out on a gurney.
Please pray for his loved ones during this difficult time. Stay tuned for additional updates. In other recent news, the lead singer of a Grammy-nominated music group sadly passed away following Parkinson’s Disease complications.