BROOKLYN, NY— YouTube star of Brooklyn, Desmond “Eitka” Amofah, 29 was uncovered deceased in the East River South Seaport of Lower Manhattan Monday, June 24 around 6:20 p.m. Brooklyn Police authorities announced his death as suicide in a press released Tuesday, June 25 via Twitter.
The 29-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene by Brooklyn Medical Examiner. Family and friends tweeted condolences via Twitter including YouTube Creators.
Erika was a popular Nintendo video game reviewer on social media platforms, with records of 131,000 YouTube followers, 239,000 on Instagram and 314,000 Twitter.
According to police reports, the star was last heard of by phone June 19, around 8 p.m., after posting a 8 minute video venting suicide thoughts on YouTube while apologizing for his behavior:
“I’m sorry for leaving such a stained legacy, “I hope that my story maybe helps to make YouTube a better place in the future where people know boundaries and limits and how far things should go…” The video continued expressing suicidal thoughts…”
After the video, a missing persons report was filed a day later on June, 20th to the Brooklyn police station by a family member.
A few days later June, 22 investigators located belongings on the Manhattan Bridge confirmed as “Etika” NY state licensed, cards, wallet, cell phone, Nintendo Switch, including a laptop bag, boxers and headphones.
The star has a history of mental health issues in which he publicized via social media, increasing over the past few months.
April 16, 2019 he tweeted via Twitter. “Savonarola! I’m going to kill myself! You certainly have already. Shame on you all, silly humans.”
April 29, 2019 the star was detained for nearly 45 minutes by Brooklyn police officers, after tweeting suicidal tweets, and pointed a gun to his head threatening to harm himself. He was later transported to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital for a mental health evaluation. The gun was later confirmed fake and photoshop.
Several occasions the star uploaded disturbing videos violating YouTube community policies. The content was deleted while he faced penalties.
October 2018 Etika uploaded pornography committing,”It’s time to die.” His channel was deactivated by YouTube Creators.
NYPD is asking anyone with information to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782), or submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com or on Twitter @NYPDTips.