Black Museum Founder Sadie Roberts-Joseph Found Dead in Baton Rouge

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Sadie Roberts-Joseph (Twitter).

Officials say they are looking for the “person or persons” responsible for the death of community activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph, who founded The Odell S. Williams Now and Then African American History Museum.

Police told WAFB that officers found Roberts-Joseph, 75, in a trunk of a vehicle at 3:45 p.m. on July 12. The East Baton Rouge Coroner stated the cause of death was “traumatic asphyxia, including suffocation,” following an autopsy on Monday, CNN reported. In a Facebook post a day after she was found, the Baton Rouge Police Department said they were going to continue to investigate the case. 

“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,” the department said in a statement on Facebook on…

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