By NY1 News
The NYPD says Sheila Abdus-Salaam was found dead by police near West 132nd Street around 1:45 p.m.
Officials are working to determine a cause of death.
Abdus-Salaam was the first African-American woman, and the first Muslim, to serve on the Court of Appeals. She was appointed in 2013.
She was previously elected to the State Supreme Court in 1993.
She was also a staff attorney for Brooklyn Legal Services, a lawyer for the New York City Office of Labor Services, a civil court judge and criminal court judge.
Sheila Abdus-Salaam was 65 years old.
Source: NY1 Online