The body of missing YouTuber Desmond 'Etika' Amofah has been identified, according to the New York Police Department.
29-year-old Amofah has been missing since June 19th. On Monday, a number of his belongings were found abandoned on New York's Manhattan Bridge.
Amofah has a history of mental health problems, and a video uploaded to his YouTube channels showed the creator discussing suicidal thoughts. The video has since been removed by YouTube.
In April, a livestream from Amofah's Instagram showed him being detained by police for alleged self-harm threats. He was discharged later that day.
Tributes to the creator are flooding into Etika's subreddit, and fellow creators and members of the gaming community are sharing messages of support on Twitter.
I remained hopeful that he would be found alive. Damn... RIP Etika. Mental health issues are serious & if you need help, please reach out. Please.— Craig Thompson (JUNE 25th) (@MiniLaddd) June 25, 2019
Sad day for the Gaming community... RIP Etika.
My condolences to his friends and family. I'll play some Smash on my Switch in your honor. — Ryan Wyatt (@Fwiz) June 25, 2019
For those struggling with mental health issues, the US National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available at 1-800-273-8255. In the UK, the Samaritans can be reached on 116 123. Both hotlines are open 24/7.
We regret to inform that Desmond Amofah aka Etika has been found deceased. https://t.co/sedwZZxglw— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 25, 2019