Missing YouTuber and Twitch Streamer Etika's Belongings Found on Manhattan Bridge

25 Juin, 2019, 20:59 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Missing YouTuber and Twitch Streamer Etika's Belongings Found on Manhattan Bridge

"We regret to inform that Desmond Amofah aka Etika has been found deceased", the NYPD tweeted as a new update on its initial tweet, that informed the public he had been missing since June 19. During the chat Etika asked, "When should I have my next mental break down ya'll?" to which someone answered, "June 20".

Uploaded at midnight on the evening of the 19 June (19:00 BST), his latest YouTube video, titled I'm sorry, featured Etika walking the streets of NY.

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"I mislead so many of you, I manipulated, I lied, I shifted blame..." He also said he he suffers from mental illness.

The 29-year-old had anxious his followers with his behaviour on social media in the past, with the police called to his home following a suicide threat. Prior to that, Etika made suicidal statements online.

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"Let my story be one that advises caution on too much of the social media s-t, man", he added.

"It can give you an image of what you want your life to be and get blown completely out of proportion", he says.

The New York Police Department have confirmed that a body has been recovered from the East River in Manhattan, as the search for missing YouTuber Desmond 'Etika' Amofah continues. "Unfortunately, it consumed me". Even after police found a body in the East River that matched Etika's description, until the body was identified, no one believed the news was real. Etika himself remains missing. Following a suicide scare two months ago, Etika was criticized for tweeting anti-Semitic, homophobic sentiments that seemed nearly schizophrenic in nature. With 255K followers on Instagram, 314K on Twitter, and 133K subscribers on his You Tube channel, his gaming videos sometimes racked up to over 1 million views. "I am hoping and wishing for the best".

Etika was a YouTuber who was best known for building up a fan base through the Nintendo community.

For more information about suicide prevention or to speak with someone confidentially, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (U.S.) or Samaritans (U.K.).

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