Police in New York City confirmed that a body recovered in the East River is that of Desmond Amofah, a popular YouTube vlogger who went by the name Etika.
Amofah had been missing since June 19. The NYPD sent out a notice June 20 on Twitter reporting him missing, which you can see below.
This morning police tweeted out the brief statement: “We regret to inform that Desmond Amofah aka Etika has been found deceased.”
Amofah’s disappearance followed his posting of a YouTube video that had raised concerns among his fans, in which he expressed what is being described as suicidal thoughts. The video has since been removed.