Sadie Roberts-Joseph, activist and the founder of the Odell S. Williams Now & Then Museum of African-American History in Baton Rouge, Louisiana was found dead in the trunk of a car on Friday.
Police are still unclear as to how and why she died. Her body was located 3.5 miles away from her home.
Sadie Roberts-Joseph was 75-years-old.
The Baton Rouge Police Department issued a statement on the loss of Joseph, saying “Ms. Sadie was a tireless advocate of peace in the community. We had opportunities to work with her on so many levels. From assisting with her bicycle giveaway at the African-American Museum to working with the organization she started called CADAV (Community Against Drugs and Violence). Ms. Sadie is a treasure to our community. She will be missed by BRPD and her loss will be felt in the community she served.” Police are still searching for tips in her case.
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