Rev. Gregory Jacobs, Husband of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, Doesn’t Believe She Committed Suicide

The husband of a respected state judge whose body was found floating in the Hudson River last week dismissed reports that she committed suicide.

“Those of us who loved (the judge) and knew her well do not believe that these unfounded conclusions have any basis in reality,” said the Rev. Gregory Jacobs, who reported his wife missing.

“And in the absence of any conclusive evidence, we believe such speculation to be unwarranted and irresponsible.”

Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam was discovered floating in the water off the shoreline at W. 132nd St., about a mile from her Harlem home.

Jacobs, who married the judge last year, issued his statement one week after police declared there was no sign of trauma or injury consistent with a homicide.

Still, an autopsy done after the state Court of Appeals judge’s body was found on April 12 determined the cause of death was inconclusive.

And the NYPD, in the absence of a suicide note or any witnesses, later labeled the death suspicious as the investigation continued.

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Source: NY Daily News |