The body of missing YouTuber Etika is found in the New York River six days after he disappeared

The body of missing YouTuber Etika can be found in the New York River six days after he posted disturbing video about suicide and then disappeared

  • Desmond Amofah, better known under his online name Etika, was last seen in Brooklyn, hours after he posted an ominous video online
  • On Tuesday, NYPD officials revealed that they had found the 29-year-old body near South Street Seaport the night before, around 6:20 PM.
  • A medical researcher is now conducting an autopsy to determine the specific cause of death of the game vlogger
  • He was last heard on June 19, where he was contacted by phone after uploading what would appear to be his last video, mentioning suicide
  • The fear of Etika's safety grew on Wednesday evening when his wallet, cell phone and Nintendo Switch were all on the Manhattan Bridge side
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The body of a budding New York YouTube star was found in the East River on Monday night, almost a week after it had completely disappeared.

Desmond Amofah, better known under his online name Etika, was last seen in Brooklyn last Wednesday after he posted an ominous eight-minute video in which he hinted he would commit suicide.

And tragically, NYPD officials revealed the body of the 29-year-old near South Street Seaport around 6:20 PM last night.

& # 39; We are sorry to report that Desmond Amofah aka Etika has been found deceased & # 39 ;, reads a tweet from the police.

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The body of Desmond Amofah, better known under its online name Etika, was found on Monday evening at South Street Seaport, around 6:20 PM.

The body of Desmond Amofah, better known under its online name Etika, was found on Monday evening at South Street Seaport, around 6:20 PM.

NYPD confirmed the news in a Tweet on Tuesday afternoon

NYPD confirmed the news in a Tweet on Tuesday afternoon

NYPD confirmed the news in a Tweet on Tuesday afternoon

A medical researcher is now conducting an autopsy to determine the specific cause of death of the game vlogger.

He was last heard on the evening of June 19, where he was contacted by phone after uploading what his final video would turn out to be.

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& # 39; I'm sorry I left such a & # 39; n stained legacy & # 39 ;, Etika says in the disturbing clip. & # 39; I hope that my story may help to make YouTube a better place in the future where people know boundaries and how far things should go.

& # 39; You know I wasn't suicidal before – I really wasn't. But one thing I didn't realize was that the walls closed around me so quickly. I really did not intend to kill myself, but I would always go too far, "he adds. & # 39; I suspect that I am mentally ill. & # 39;

The fear of Etika's safety grew on Wednesday evening when his wallet, cell phone and Nintendo Switch were all on the Manhattan Bridge side

The fear of Etika's safety grew on Wednesday evening when his wallet, cell phone and Nintendo Switch were all on the Manhattan Bridge side

He disappeared for hours after he posted an ominous eight-minute video in which he hinted that he would commit suicide

He disappeared for hours after he posted an ominous eight-minute video in which he hinted that he would commit suicide

The fear of Etika's safety grew on Wednesday evening when his wallet, cell phone and Nintendo Switch were all on the Manhattan Bridge side

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Concerned fans flocked to the star's Instagram account – where he has 239,000 followers – to express their concerns for the 29-year-old.

& # 39; Please be safe, we can't lose you & # 39 ;, someone in the comments section begged under his most recent photo.

& # 39; We love you from the bottom of our hearts! & # 39; another listed.

Etika & # 39; s former girlfriend told us Inside Edition that the star has a history of mental illness and has only been hospitalized since April.

Before his disappearance, Amofah posted an eight-minute video in which he revealed that he was suicidal

Before his disappearance, Amofah posted an eight-minute video in which he revealed that he was suicidal

The video has raised concern for the welfare of the star
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The video has raised concern for the welfare of the star

Before his disappearance, Amofah posted an eight-minute video in which he revealed that he was suicidal

The woman – who dated the star from 2011 to 2017 – said he had been hospitalized several times in the past.

The fear of Etika's safety grew on Wednesday evening when his wallet, cell phone, and Nintendo Switch were all found on the Manhattan Bridge side.

& # 39; Let my story be one that advises caution on too much of the social media, man, & # 39; Etika said in his last upload.

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& # 39; It will knock you down and give you an idea of ​​what you want your life to be and it can be completely blown out of proportion, dog. Unfortunately it consumed me. & # 39;

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477.

If you are struggling with mental health, you can get help by calling National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

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