THE BODY OF THE UNITED STATES’ FIRST FEMALE MUSLIM JUDGE HAS BEEN FOUND NEAR NEW YORK’S HUDSON RIVER

The New York Daily News: Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to serve on New York’s highest court, was found dead Wednesday on the bank of the Hudson River, police said.

Abdus-Salaam, 65, was discovered floating fully clothed on the Manhattan side of the river just before 2 p.m., by the Henry Hudson Parkway near W. 132nd St. — just a mile from her central Harlem home.

Her husband, who reported her missing Tuesday morning, was brought in to identify the body, sources said.

Sheila Abdus-Salaam

Police sources said there were no signs of obvious trauma or injuries indicating foul play.

Abdus-Salaam, who made history as the country’s first female Muslim judge, was nominated in 2013 to serve on the state Court of Appeals by Gov. Cuomo.

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