Autopsy Report Released For Sadie Roberts-Joseph

An autopsy report is revealing the cause of death for 75-year-old civil rights leader Sadie Roberts-Joseph.

According to the report released yesterday, Roberts-Joseph died from suffocation caused by an obstruction of the airway.

Police found her body in the trunk of a car last Friday just three miles from her home in Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge Cultural Leader Found Dead
Baton Rouge Cultural Leader Found Dead
Police in Baton Rouge are investigating the death of African-American cultural advocate Sadie Roberts-Joseph.

Officials are calling her death a homicide and have turned evidence over to the Louisiana State Police's crime lab.

Mayor Sharon Broome says a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that will lead to an arrest.

Here's a report from NBC Local 33 on the community's reaction to Roberts-Joseph's death:

 

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