Missing YouTuber Etika’s belongings have been found by police

24 June 2019, 17:40

Etika. Picture: Instagram: @etika

By Rachel Finn

The 29-year-old - real name Desmond Amofah - was reported missing last week.

YouTube Etika has been feared missing since last week when he posted a video to YouTube seemingly explaining that he felt suicidal.

In a video that’s since been taken down, the 29-year-old - real name Desmond Amofah - uploaded a video where he explained that he had “broken his own rules” and was “sorry” before the video was taken down from the site. Etika currently has over 133,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel ‘TR1Iceman’ where he posts videos of himself playing video games.

“I mislead so many of you, I manipulated, I lied, I shifted blame… I don’t know what awaits me on the other side, but I’m ready to face it,” he wrote in the video’s description, adding: “‘As far as we know, there is no life after death. My time ends now, but if there is a way for me too, I’ll send you all as many blessings as I can from the other side.”

The police began searching for Desmond after it was reported that he had gone missing and now it seems that some of his belongings have been found on Manhattan Bridge in New York. According to the New York Post, police have found his driver’s license, wallet, cell phone, Nintendo Switch console and a laptop bag containing clothes and headphones.

A spokesperson for the Deputy Commissioner for Public Information told Metro: “The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person within the confines of the 84 Precinct. The circumstances are as follows.”

“It has been reported to police that the missing was last heard from on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at approximately 2000 hours by phone. The missing is described as follows: Amofah, Desmond aka Etika. ‘Male, Black, 29 years-old, approximately 6’0″, approximately 160lbs, brown eyes, black hair. Last seen wearing a white t-shirt.”

Desmond’s younger brother, who apparently hasn’t spoken to his brother in nearly a year, told his the New York Post: “I have never seen him behave like that. I love my brother. I hope he didn’t get hurt. I am hoping and wishing for the best.”

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