Police are investigating after a judge on New York state's highest court was found dead in the Hudson River Wednesday afternoon.
NYPD officials say Sheila Abdus-Salaam was found dead by police near West 132nd Street around 1:45 p.m.
She was reported missing on Tuesday.
Officials say she had no obvious signs of trauma. They are working to determine a cause of death.
Abdus-Salaam was the first African-American woman to serve on the Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court. She was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2013.
She was previously elected to the State Supreme Court in 1993.
She was also a staff attorney for Brooklyn Legal Services, a lawyer for the New York City Office of Labor Services, a civil court judge and criminal court judge.
Sources say Abdus-Salaam's first husband was Muslim, but she never converted to Islam.
Sheila Abdus-Salaam was 65 years old.