CrimeLouisiana Police ID Suspect in the Murder of Civil Rights Activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph
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Baton Rouge police announced an arrest Tuesday in the murder of 75-year-old civil rights activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph, four days after she was found dead in the trunk of a car.
Police Chief Murphy Paul identified Ron Bell as a suspect in the homicide; a motive is not known at this time.
“There’s no information” that leadsto believe ’s murder was a hate crime.
Announce suspect as Ron Germaine Bell, a tenant of hers who was behind on rent.
Louisiana activist and founder of African-American museum found dead in car trunk
A Louisiana activist who founded an African-American museum was found dead in the trunk of a car. The body of 75-year-old Sadie Roberts-Joseph was discovered Friday, according to Baton Rouge Police Department officials. Investigators said Saturday they are probing the case and seeking suspects. In 2001, Roberts-Joseph founded the Odell S. Williams Now and Then African-American Museum, reported TV station WAFB. Authorities would not disclose how her remains, which were located about three miles away from her home, were discovered. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office is expected to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
He has been charged with first degree murder.
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Bell has been charged with first-degree murder.
Roberts-Joseph is known aswho founded the Odell S. Williams Now & Then Museum of African American History. An autopsy revealed on Monday that the cause of her death was traumatic asphyxia,
This is a developing story.
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