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Missing YouTube star Etika’s personal belongings found by bridge

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Controversial YouTuber Daniel Desmond 'Etika' Amofah has been missing for almost three days now after posting a video alluding to suicide. Police have now reportedly found his belongings alongside Manhattan Bridge in New York.

Concern for Etika first arose at midnight on June 19, following the upload of a scheduled YouTube video titled 'I'm sorry' in which he heavily implied he was going to commit suicide.

Police have been searching for the YouTuber ever since with no luck, and no friends or family have heard from him either. Now, police have found a number of his personal belongings alongside the Manhattan Bridge in New York, with worries that he may have jumped.


What did police find?

According to a report by the New York Post, police found a number of personal belongings owned by the YouTube star scattered around the Manhattan Bridge. The items included Etika's New York state driver's license, alongside several other cards, and his personal wallet.

The report also said that they found his cell phone, his Nintendo Switch games console, and a laptop bag containing a shirt, a pair of underwear, shorts, and some headphones.

Instagram: Etika
Instagram: Etika
Etika's Nintendo Switch was just one of the items found by Manhattan Bridge.

Obviously this discovery doesn't look good, and raises questions as to whether Etika jumped from the bridge after posting what many are referring to as a 'goodbye video.'

We'll update this article with any further developments from the police search, and hopefully he will be found safe and sound to be reunited with his family shortly.


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).