Daniel Desmond Amofah (age 29) aka “Etika” was confirmed missing on June 20, 2019 by the NYPD.
Have you seen Desmond Amofah aka Etika? He was last heard from June 19 at about 8PM by phone. He is 29 years old, approx 6 feet tall, and 160 lbs. He is a known @YouTube blogger and has many people concerned after a recent video. Call @NYPDTips anonymously with info 800-577-TIPS
Etika was a Ghanaian-American YouTuber, Twitch streamer and former model, best known for his reactions to various Nintendo products and games.
He streamed reactions, often over the top, to Nintendo Direct presentations, and dubbed his fans the “Joy-Con Boyz”, named after the Nintendo Switch controllers, Joy-Cons.
On June 25, 2019, New York City Police Department (NYPD) confirmed that Etika has been found dead from an apparent suicide in the East River, New York City. The exact cause of death is under investigation.
Etika uploaded an 8-minute video on YouTube, hours after he was last heard from on June 19, 2019, expressing suicidal sentiments and apologizing to his family, friends, and fans.
The said video has since been deleted. In case you want to see it (some people call it his “goodbye” video), watch below.
NYPD began searching for Etika who went missing on the evening of June 19, 2019.
His personal belongings (mobile phone, Nintendo Switch, laptop bag containing clothes, etc) were found in Manhattan Bridge which crosses the East River.
Then, someone called 911 about a person floating in the water near the South Street Seaport, New York City.
Police confirmed on June 25, 2019 that the said body was Etika’s.
Etika had a history of mental health issues (he was previouly hospitalized for mental illness).
List of suicide hotlines from around the world:
Bosnia & Herzegovina: 080 05 03 05
Brazil: 188 for the CVV National Association
Canada: 5147234000 (Montreal); 18662773553 (outside Montreal)
Estonia: 3726558088; in Russian 3726555688
Finland: 010 195 202
Hong Kong: +852 2382 0000
New Zealand: 0800543354
Portugal: 21 854 07 40/8 . 96 898 21 50
South Africa: 0514445691
United Kingdom: 08457909090
Veterans’ Crisis Line: 1 800 273 8255/ text 838255
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