Death of Louisiana civil rights activist ruled a homicide

Baton Rouge Police

Investigators have been tight-lipped about potential suspects or a possible motive, but two city politicians close to Roberts-Joseph - Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Louisiana Rep. C. Denise Marcelle - confirmed her murder in separate social media posts.

It did not give any other details of her death. Her body was discovered in her vehicle a little over three miles from her home about 3:45 p.m. on Friday, police and relatives said.

Roberts-Joseph's body was found three and a half miles away from her home, according to local CBS affiliate WAFB 9. The museum sits on the campus of New St. Luke Baptist Church, where Roberts-Joseph's brother is pastor.

In 2001, Roberts-Joseph founded the Odell S. Williams Now & Then African American Museum. "She was one of the last black oral street historians of Baton Rouge and dedicated her life to telling the story of freedom fighters in my hometown with the most attractive art. Rest in Power, Miss Sadie". "It's really a shock to the entire Baton Rouge community".

Everywhere she went, her aunt often talked about the contributions of African Americans to the country, LeDuff said.

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"Ms. Sadie was a tireless advocate of peace", the Baton Rouge Police Department posted on its Facebook page, adding: "Our detectives are working diligently to bring the person or persons responsible for this heinous act to justice". "She will be missed by BRPD and her loss will be felt in the community she served". "She never bothered anyone, just wanted to expand her African American Museum downtown, where she continually hosted the Juneteenth Celebration yearly", she wrote.

"This lady modified into as soon as awesome and most in trend her history", Marcelle wrote on Facebook.

"We lost a Cultural Legend Yesterday!"

A coroner has ruled the death of Sadie Roberts-Joseph a homicide by suffocation. She moreover helped prepare the city's annual occasion of the vacation, which modified into as soon as held on the museum she started 18 years within the past. It features a 1953 bus that visitors can board to learn more about the Baton Rouge bus boycott of that year.

"While her death is a tragedy, it would be an even greater injustice to let her death overshadow her tremendous life that left behind (a) legacy of activism and Black pride that endeared her to the Baton Rouge community", the group said in a statement.

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