The body of a 75-year-old woman who co-founded an African American museum in Louisiana was discovered dead in the trunk of a car Friday afternoon.
Sadie Roberts-Joseph, a Baton Rouge community activist who worked with police on an anti-drug and violence programs, was found dead when police were directed to a car parked in a residential neighborhood northeast of downtown Baton Rouge and discovered her body in the trunk, officials said.
Police did not say how Roberts-Joseph died, nor did they explain what led them to look in the trunk of the car parked about 3 miles from her home. An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death, police said.
Roberts-Joseph helped found the Odell S. Williams Now and Then African-American History Museum in 2001. The museum, now known as the Baton Rouge African-American History Museum, is housed on the campus of New St. Luke Baptist Church in Baton Rouge.