The medical examiner’s office issued the findings Wednesday in the death of 65-year-old Sheila Abdus-Salaam.
A police harbor unit recovered her body in April 2017 after she was reported missing.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed Abdus-Salaam to the state’s Court of Appeals in 2013. He called her a “trailblazing jurist” whose legacy “will be felt for years to come.”
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Editor’s note: We’re very curious to find out why she committed suicide.
Photo credit: Police have distributed a poster asking for information, accompanied by a picture of Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam, photographed in 2013, dressed in a cream-colored jacket and pearls with wire-rimmed eyeglasses.