Founder of the African American museum in Baton Rouge was found dead in the trunk of her car due to suffocation.
What We Know:
- On July 12, an anonymous caller reported finding the body of 75 year old Sadie Roberts-Joseph at about 3:45 p.m. She was three miles away from her home.
- Baton Rouge police said the cause of her death was traumatic asphyxia including suffocation. She did not die from strangulation but her nose and mouth were blocked.
- Joseph founded Odell S. Willams African American Museum in 2001 and for years hosted the city’s Juneteenth festivities.
- Joseph also founded Community Against Drugs and Violence, a non-profit organization focused on creating a safer environment for children in north Baton Rouge, according to CNN.com
Further details on Joseph body wounds will not be released until a toxicology report which takes up to three weeks.