Devastating news coming out of Louisiana…

Sadie Roberts-Joseph, the beloved activist and founder of the African American Museum was found dead in the trunk of a car on Friday evening.

The vehicle was found in Baton Rouge about 3 miles from Ms. Sadie’s home.

A preliminary autopsy determined the 75-year-old woman died from “traumatic asphyxia, including suffocation.” Her death has been ruled a homicide.

The Baton Rouge Police Department, who has worked with Sadie Roberts-Joseph on a number of drives and initiatives released the following statement:

Activist & African American Museum Founder Sadie Roberts-Joseph Found Dead In The Trunk Of A Car

The Baton Rouge Police Department joins the community in mourning the loss of Ms. Sadie Roberts-Joseph. 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 give away 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.

Our detectives are working diligently to bring the person or persons responsible for this heinous act to justice. We ask that anyone who has information related to this case please call our detectives at 225-389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).

Ms. Sadie deserved so much better and I hope the person(s) responsible for this heinous act are captured and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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