Popular YouTuber Etika Found Dead in NYC River: Police

A body pulled from the East River has been identified as that of missing YouTuber Desmond Amofah, better known by his online name, Etika, New York police said Tuesday.

Desmond Amofah, the YouTuber known as 'Etika' is seen in an undated photo provided by the New York Police Department.

Desmond Amofah, the YouTuber known as ‘Etika’ is seen in an undated photo provided by the New York Police Department.

The body was recovered Monday near the South Street Seaport in Manhattan, authorities said.

A backpack and phone believed to belong to Amofah were found on the Manhattan Bridge on Sunday, according to police sources.

Amofah, 29, was last heard from Wednesday night, according to the New York Police Department.

He vanished after posting a video to his channel in which he appeared to express suicidal thoughts, prompting concern among his fans. The video has since been taken down.

Amofah had more than 130,000 subscribers on YouTube, where he vlogged about video games.

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