Etika missing: Body found near Manhattan Bridge as search for YouTuber continues - Dexerto

Etika missing: Body found near Manhattan Bridge as search for YouTuber continues

Published: 25/Jun/2019 10:23 Updated: 25/Jun/2019 17:17

by Matt Porter


Update, June 15, 1:15pm EST: NYPD have now confirmed that the body found was Etika, pronounced dead aged 29.

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.

The NYPD stated that they had responded to an emergency call at 6:18pm on Monday, June 24, which reported that a body could be seen floating in the river. 

The body was recovered from the water, with the unidentified male pronounced dead at the scene.

Twitter: SeansyRBLXThe NYPD recovered the body of an unidentified male from the East River.

In a statement released by the NYPD, the department wrote: “The medical examiner will determine the cause of death, and the investigation is ongoing. Identification of the deceased is pending proper family notification. The medical examiner will confirm identification.”

It is expected that it may be a few days before there is any official word on the identity of the man.

Instagram: EtikaEtikia has been missing since June 19.

The discovery of the unidentified male comes as the search for Etika continues, with a bag alongside a number of his personal items such as cell phone, his New York state driver’s license, and his wallet which found scattered across the Manhattan Bridge.

Inside the bag, police found his Nintendo Switch console, and items of clothing including a shirt, shorts, and a pair of underwear.

The 29-year-old has been missing since Wednesday, June 19, with the YouTuber releasing a concerning video on his channel titled “I’m Sorry” in which he alluded to committing suicide.

The video has since been removed for violating YouTube’s Terms of Service, and his Twitch account has also been taken down. His Twitter and Instagram accounts remain live, however there have been no updates posted to either social media channel since his disappearance.

The New York Police Department are still investigating his disappearance.

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, or know anyone that is, and you would like to talk to someone, please reach out and call the Suicide Prevention Helpline 1-800-273-8255 (USA) or the Samaritans 116-123 (UK).


PewDiePie shares his insane police chase story

Published: 30/Oct/2020 19:42

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg revealed that he once had a run in with the police when he was younger. The Swede opened up on stream about a handful of “embarrassing” stories from his youth.

For many, PewDiePie has been the face of online entertainment for the last decade. With over 107 million subscribers to his channel, the content creator is undoubtedly the reigning king of YouTube.

During his October 29 livestream, the star opened up about experiences he had when he was lesser known. From speeding tickets to his car being impounded, the 31-year-old had some incredible stories to tell.

pewdiepie in front of car
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTuber hilariously showed off his “epic” car in 2016.

PewDiePie reveals story about run-in with police

The YouTuber was preparing to stream Among Us with Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson and Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys when he revealed “embarrassing” stories from his youth to viewers. The star detailed a time he was pulled over for speeding on the highway.

“I was 18 and I just got my driver’s license. Of course, the cliche. I thought ‘yeah, there is no cars.’ Thought I was the coolest,” he said, before pausing to tell fans, “DON’T DO THIS, it’s not cool! But then I sped, and the police actually chased after me. They put the sirens behind, I’ve never seen that before.”

Despite the scare of them chasing him, luckily he was let off with a warning. “I gave them the sappiest eyes ever. I feel like the pitied me so hard, they just lowered what they had on the ticket. They were like “you’re fine, just go. Don’t drive fast,” he said.

The entertainer added, “I’ve never been stopped in the UK, I was stopped so many times in Sweden.” As if that wasn’t crazy enough, Kjellberg also told his audience the story about how his car once got impounded when he was out of the country, and was almost auctioned off.

“F**king auctions, man. That happened to my car once. I didn’t pay tax on it, and I was away. So it had been taken off and it was just about to go in auction,” the YouTuber revealed. “It’s f**king crazy. How can they do that? I was out of the country!”

PewDiePie had to drive over 40 minutes to reach the place where they had taken his vehicle. Summing up the whole experience, he cautioned fans: “It’s tough, guys, it’s tough not paying your taxes.”

The stories PewDiePie told were from years back, however he called them “embarrassing” experiences. To be fair, everyone has a story of getting into trouble in some form or another in their youth.

Despite being known for his video content, in 2020 the personality has been streaming more often after signing a major deal with YouTube back in March. Fans are often treated to anecdotes from the star’s interesting life.