Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first female Muslim judge to be appointed in the United States was found dead Wednesday afternoon.
Abdus-Salaam was a great example to many that anything you set your mind to could be possible, no matter where you came from.
Born in Washington to working-class parents. She became interested in pursuing law which pushed her to attend Barnard College and pursue her bachelor’s and later received her law degree from Columbia University. Once appointed she became the first female Muslim Judge to be appointed, proving to everyone that she could defy all odds.
That is exactly why Abdus-Selaam’s death has shook the nation and has everyone scratching their heads asking “how?”.
According to reports 65 year old Sheila Abdus-Salaam was no where to be found for a few hours before she was actually reported missing to local authorities. Witnesses immediately called the authorities when they found her body floating in the Hudson River located near 132nd Street and Hudson Parkway, police said.
Her body was later identified by her husband. She was found fully clothed without showing any signs of physical trauma that could determine whether her death was a homicide or not.
Her cause of death is still unclear but an investigation is still underway.