NYPD: Missing Brooklyn YouTube star found dead

The NYPD confirmed Tuesday that the body of Brooklyn YouTube personality Desmond Amofah was found in the East River Monday night.

News 12 Staff

Jun 25, 2019, 5:13 PM

Updated 1,765 days ago

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The NYPD confirmed Tuesday that the body of Brooklyn YouTube personality Desmond Amofah was found in the East River near the South Street Seaport Monday night.
The 29-year-old, also known as Etika, went missing June 19 when police say he last spoke on the phone with a loved one.
Sources say they believe Amofah may have taken his own life. They say he posted a cryptic video on his YouTube page before he went missing. That video has been taken down, but in it, Etika said he had a mental illness and had thoughts of harming himself.
YouTube Creators’ Twitter page sent out a message saying, "We mourn the loss of Etika, a beloved member of our gaming creator community. All of us at YouTube are sending condolences to his loved ones and fans."


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