Missing YouTuber and Twitch Streamer Etika's Belongings Found on Manhattan Bridge: Source


Etika, whose real name is Desmond Amofah, was last heard from on Wednesday, officials said.

Personal items belonging to a missing YouTuber and gamer from Brooklyn have been recovered along a bridge in New York, a police source told InsideEdition.com.

Desmond Amofah, a 29-year-old Brooklyn man known online as Etika, was last heard from around 8 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.

Authorities began searching for Amofah the same day he went missing, and they found items they believed to be his on the Manhattan Bridge, a suspension bridge that crosses the East River, connecting Downtown Brooklyn and lower Manhattan, the police source said.

Amofah’s cell phone, New York State driver’s license, debit card, metro card and wallet were found on the bridge, as well as a Nintendo Switch, laptop bag and assorted clothing, the source said. 

Before he disappeared, Amofah posted a video on YouTube that left his family and friends worried about his well-being, police said. In the 8-minute video, Amofah apologized to people he said he disappointed and discussed his mental health. 

“I’m sorry I let you all down,” he said. 

Amofah was hospitalized in April after tweeting he had a way to harm himself, his former girlfriend Christine Cardona told InsideEdition.com.

"He's never admitted he has a problem," Cardona, 26, said. "He's always seemed to deny the existence of mental health disorders. Our relationship, it wasn't easy."

Amofah was still missing as of Monday. 

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