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.

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Baton Rouge Cultural Leader Found Dead

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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