A body pulled from New Yorks East River has been identified as Desmond Amofah, the popular YouTube and onetime Twitch gamer known as Etika. The NYPD confirmed the news Tuesday after putting out an earlier bulletin seeking information about the whereabouts of Etika, who was last heard from a week ago. He was 29.
Police had asked the public last week for help in the search amid concerns about a troubling video Amofah had posted to YouTube before he went missing. Since deleted, the video showed him discussing his mental illness and apologizing to those he said he disappointed.
Have you seen Desmond Amofah aka Etika?
He was last heard from June 19 at about 8PM by phone. He is 29 years old, approx 6 feet tall, and 160 lbs. He is a known @YouTube blogger and has many people concerned after a recent video. Call @NYPDTips anonymously with info 800-577-TIPS pic.twitter.com/SfaDa2OifJ
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 20, 2019
In April, the gamer in Twitter posts had threatened to kill himself, and later in the month live-streamed an incident with Brooklyn police after he again threatened to harm himself.
YouTube tweeted out condolences Tuesday after news of his death broke and many of Amofahs hundreds of thousands of social media followers expressed shock.
If you or someone you care about is struggling, please know you are not alone. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available at 1-800-273-8255 in the U.S. or find support worldwide at https://t.co/r2jD601Wgj
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