Sadie Roberts-Joseph, a well-known activist, advocate and founder of Baton Rouge’s African-American History Museum, was found dead in the trunk of a car on Friday.
According to CNN, Roberts-Joseph, 75, was located Friday, but it still isn’t immediately clear what led officers to the car. The vehicle was about 3 miles from her home.
Per the Associated Press, investigators are working diligently to find those responsible. Baton Rouge police Sgt. L’Jean McKneely said investigators were still waiting for a coroner to determine a cause of death for Sadie Roberts-Joseph.
“Ms. Sadie was a tireless advocate of peace in the community,” wrote Baton Rouge Police Department on its Facebook page.
Roberts-Joseph was also well known for her annual Juneteenth celebration.
Baton Rouge’s NAACP chapter mentioned it in their memorial post about the city’s icon.
Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with Sadie Roberts-Joseph loved ones and the city of Baton Rouge.