A spearheading judge, who turned into the principal Muslim lady in US history to serve on the seat, was discovered dead Wednesday — appeared on the Manhattan side of the Hudson River, sources said.
Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, was found skimming in the water almost 132nd Street and Hudson Parkway around 1:45 p.m., as indicated by police sources.
Witnesses had detected her completely dressed body and called 911, cops said.
Sources revealed to The Post that Abdus-Salaam, a partner judge of the Court of Appeals, had been accounted for missing from her home in Harlem prior in the day.
Her significant other later distinguished her body. Sources said it hinted at no undeniable injury or wounds demonstrating culpability or treachery, and that her passing had all the earmarks of being a suicide.
“Equity Sheila Abdus-Salaam was a trailblazing law specialist whose life in broad daylight benefit was in quest for an all the more reasonable and all the more simply New York for all,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrote in an announcement Wednesday night.