US’s first female Muslim judge found dead.

65-year old Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first black woman and Muslim appointed in New York’s highest court was found dead in Hudson river, according to authorities.

The police responded to a call on a body lying afloat the shore of Hudson River. The body was fully clothed and there were no signs of trauma.

The judge lived in nearby Harlem, a major African-American residential locality.   According to investigators, there are no sign of criminality.

Her husband identified her body.

Investigators are looking into how Abdus-Salaam ended up in the river.

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