The founder of an African-American Museum in Baton Rouge, LA has been found dead in the trunk of a car three miles from her home.
Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, was mysteriously found Friday (July 12) CNN reports. Reports are saying she was suffocated but no further information has been released.
Roberts-Joseph was dedicated to giving back to the Baton Rouge community. She founded the Odell S. Williams Now and Then African American Museum in 2001 where many events are held including an annual Juneteenth celebration. Roberts-Joseph had also founded her own nonprofit, Community Against Drugs and Violence, which was dedicated to making the Baton Rouge streets safer for children.
“Ms. Sadie was a tireless advocate of peace in the community,” the Baton Rouge police department said in a Facebook post. “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.
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