YouTuber and Gamer Desmond Amofah Missing After Posting Worrying Video Online, NYPD Says

By CAITLIN NOLAN
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A popular YouTuber and gamer from Brooklyn, New York, has gone missing after apparently posting a video online that has family and friends worried, officials said.

Desmond Amofah, known online as Etika, recorded an 8-minute video apologizing to people he said he disappointed. In the video, 29-year-old Amofah discussed what he said was his mental illness and what he wouldn’t be able to see going forward. 

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

He has not been heard from since 8 p.m. Wednesday, when someone spoke with him on the phone, police said. 

Amofah has a history with mental illness, and has been hospitalized in the past and could be a danger to himself, police sources told NBC New York

Police in April were called to Amofah’s Brooklyn home after he posted tweets described as disturbing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477, or for Spanish, call 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be submitted at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter at @NYPDTips.

Anyone struggling with mental health can get help by calling National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or by clicking here.

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