NYPD confirms missing 29-year-old YouTuber Desmond Amofah, better known as Etika, has been found dead

Screenshot YouTube/TR1IcemanDesmond Amofah, aka Etika.

The New York Police Department tweeted on Tuesday that Desmond Amofah, the YouTuber known by his social-media handle, Etika, has been found dead. He had been missing since Wednesday.

Amofah, 29, had amassed a YouTube following of over 130,000 subscribers, along with a Twitter audience of over 327,000 followers. The NYPD had confirmed the YouTuber’s disappearance in a tweet on Thursday asking for any information on Amofah’s whereabouts.

On Saturday, police sources told the New York Post that a bag and a mobile phone believed to belong to Amofah were found by the Manhattan Bridge.

Amofah on Wednesday uploaded a video on YouTube, which has since been taken down, in which he expressed suicidal thoughts and referred to his “stained legacy.”


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In October, Amofah uploaded pornographic content to his YouTube channel, which was subsequently suspended. He later apologised for worrying fans. Earlier this month, he tweeted about having a “mental breakdown.”

Other social-media personalities, including Daniel “Keemstar” Keem, who had drawn attention to Amofah’s well-being and disappearance, expressed condolences on Twitter on Tuesday.

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