Founder of African American Museum In Louisiana Found Dead In Car Trunk

Police say they are searching for the "person or persons" responsible for the death of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, a prominent community activist in Baton Rouge, Louisianna and the founder of the city's African American history museum.

Roberts-Joseph was 75 and had been discovered on Friday afternoon in the trunk of a car about three miles from her home. Police did not say what led them to find her body. Investigators are waiting for a coroner to determine a cause of death.

Roberts-Joseph was a respected civil rights leader in Baton Rouge. In 2001, she founded the Baton Rouge African-American History Museum, which according to its website, features exhibits of African art, and tells the stories of minority inventors. It also includes displays of historical artifacts from the civil rights era, including a 1963 bus used during the civil rights boycotts in Baton Rouge.

The Baton Rouge police department posted on Facebook that, "Ms. Sadie is a treasure to our community," and that "Our detectives are working diligently to bring the person or persons responsible for this heinous act to justice."

Source: Baton Rouge Police 

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