Baton Rouge police are investigating the death of African American museum founder Sadie Roberts Joseph, whose body was found in a trunk of a car.
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - An icon of the Baton Rouge community was found dead in the trunk of a car Friday afternoon. The cause of her death is unknown as this time.
According to officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department, Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, was found at roughly 3:45 p.m. on Friday, July 12. Joseph is the founder of non-profit Odell S. Williams Now & Then Museum of African American History.
The car was found in the 2300 block of North 20th Street, which is located off I-110 near Choctaw.
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 Americcan 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.
Joseph’s home is located on Kaufman Street, which is roughly 3.5 miles from where her body was found.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
If you know anything about this case, contact Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867 (STOP).Click here to share your pictures of Sadie Roberts-Joseph.
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