Police hunt for killer of Sadie Roberts-Joseph

The beloved founder of Baton Rouge's African American Museum was found dead in the trunk of a car; Roberts-Joseph was a local icon and prominent member of the community.
1:28 | 07/15/19

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We turn now to a murder mystery developing in baton Rouge, Louisiana. Authorities say the body of 75-year-old Sadie roberts-joseph, founder of the city's African-American museum, was discovered in the trunk of a car. Police calling her a treasure to the community. Tonight, they're hunting for her killer. Here's Alex Perez. Reporter: Tonight, authorities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the hunt for whoever killed the beloved founder of the African-American history museum here. Sadie roberts-joseph was a local icon. Her murder sending shock waves through this community. This particular crime on this particular individual left me empty. Reporter: The prominent community leader's body was found Friday, stuffed in the trunk of this white car about three miles from her home. Authorities investigating the case as a homicide. Officers, who often worked side by side with her on projects, stunned. She's special. She's touched so many in this community over the years. A true public servant. Reporter: The 75-year-old spent decades raising awareness of African-American history and the civil rights movement, a passion she often talked about. To embrace our history, to learn about our past. Reporter: Roberts-joseph had visited with her sister earlier in the day but her sibling says nothing seemed unusual. Authorities have a team of detectives working on the case. But no arrests have been made. Tom? Alex, thank you. The Pentagon has identified

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