The husband of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, whose body was found floating in the Hudson River last week, vehemently refutes reports that she committed suicide.
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“Those of us who loved (the judge) and knew her well do not believe that these unfounded conclusions have any basis in reality,” said Rev. Gregory Jacobs in a statement obtained by the Daily News.
Jacobs continued, calling the suicide claims “unwarranted and irresponsible.”
Abdus-Salaam and Jacobs were married last year. On April 12, the judge’s body was found just a day after Jacobs reported her missing.
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The NYPD’s initial statement declared no sign of trauma or evidence linking to a homicide existed. An autopsy issued after April 12 determined the cause of Abdus-Salaam’s death was inconclusive.
According to the Daily News, the NYPD later called the judge’s death suspicious after investigators failed to find a suicide note.
A medical examiner plans to conduct additional tests to determine the cause of death, the outlet reports.
SOURCE: New York Daily News