US Judge Abdus-Salaam seen walking alone in video before death

16:55  20 april  2017
16:55  20 april  2017 Source:   New York Daily News

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Detectives have found video surveillance of Judge Sheila Abdus - Salaam walking alone the evening before her body was found in the Hudson River, police said Wednesday. In the videos , which have not been released, Abdus - Salaam is seen walking between West 131st and 141st streets, police said.

In the video , Abdus - Salaam is seen walking west toward the river. A video of Judge Sheila Abdus - Salaam walking alone the evening before her body was found in the Hudson River has The medical examiner has not yet determined the cause of Abdus - Salaam ’s death , so investigators are

Police suspect the 65-year-old Court of Appeals judge, despondent over her mother’s death a year ago and the suicide of her brother, killed herself, sources have said. - Andrew Savulich/New York Daily News © Provided by New York Daily News Police suspect the 65-year-old Court of Appeals judge, despondent over her mother’s death a year ago and the suicide of her brother, killed herself, sources have said. - Andrew Savulich/New York Daily News Pioneering Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam was captured on video walking alone near her home the night before her body was discovered in the Hudson River, police said Wednesday.

The 65-year-old jurist was spotted on footage from a security camera on W. 131st St. at 8:30 p.m. on April 11, cops said.

Officials say she was headed toward the river.

That is at least a half-mile from where she was discovered near W. 132nd St at 1:45 p.m. the next day, police said.

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NYPD Says Surveillance Footage Shows NY Judge Walking Alone Near Hudson River Hours Before Her Body Was Discovered. Investigators have been combing through surveillance video for days, but have had trouble piecing together the hours before Abdus - Salaam 's death .

New York, April 20 (IANS) Security officials have recovered video surveillance footage of Sheila Abdus - Salaam , the first Muslim judge in the US, walking alone near the Hudson River, about 12 hours bef.

The video helps narrow the scope of the investigation, a law enforcement official said.

Before the video was discovered, the last sighting of the judge had been at 10 a.m. the day before she was found, cops said.

That day, she called her assistant to say she was sick and would not be going to work.

Abdus-Salaam — the first African-American woman to serve on the state’s highest court — was allegedly depressed.

Police suspect the Court of Appeals judge, was despondent over her mother’s death a year ago, as well as her brother’s suicide.

The pain, sources said, may have driven her to suicide.

But the NYPD has labeled her death suspicious because no suicide note was found, and there are no witnesses.

Abdus-Salaam, one of seven children born to a working-class family in Washington, graduated from Barnard College and received her law degree from the Columbia University School of Law, where she was a classmate of Eric Holder, who later served as President Barack Obama’s first attorney general.

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Judge Abdus - Salaam 's body found in river. NEW YORK (CNN) - Law enforcement has recovered video surveillance footage of a New York state judge walking alone near the Hudson River, about 12 hours before her body was found in the water, the NYPD said.

New York City detectives have recovered surveillance video showing Judge Sheila Abdus - Salaam walking alone the night before she was found dead in the Hudson River last week. Judge sheila abdus - salaam . Death of appeals court judge suspicious, police say.

Before her nomination to the top court, she was a judge in Manhattan Supreme Court for 14 years, and an attorney with East Brooklyn Legal Services Corp., the city Law Department and the city Office of Labor Services.

During her confirmation hearings before the state Legislature, Abdus-Salaam drew a chuckle from lawmakers when she said she was first inspired to become a lawyer as a child watching the television shows “Perry Mason” and “East Side/West Side.”

Abdus-Salaam married the Rev. Gregory Jacobs last June at the Greater Newark Conservancy, according to a marriage announcement.

She spent the weekend before her death with her husband at his New Jersey home.

A spokeswoman for the city medical examiner’s office said Abdus-Salaam’s cause of death is pending further study.

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