An African-American Museum founder, named Sadie Roberts-Joseph, was recently found dead in a car trunk. Sadie Roberts-Joseph was the founder and the curator of the Baton Rouge African American Museum.
Baton Rouge Police Department posted the following message on their Facebook page.
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. From assisting with her bicycle give away at the African American 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.
Our detectives are working diligently to bring the person or persons responsible for this heinous act to justice
Baton Rouge police have reported that the cause of death is still unknown as they are waiting for an autopsy report. The body of 75-year-old Sadie Roberts-Joseph was found on Friday afternoon around 3.5 miles from her home.
Beatrice John, Sadie’s sibling, added that she met her sister on Friday and recalls their last meeting. Roberts-Joseph used to visit her frequently. Beatrice disclosed that she visited her on Friday as “she had mixed some cornbread, but her oven went out, and she brought it here to put in the oven.” Beatrice also added that the following statement, “The bread is still there. She never came back to get it.”