Sadie Roberts Joseph, a local activist in Baton Rouge was found dead in a car’s trunk last week. Today, an arrest has been made. According to police, the suspect, Ron Germaine Bell was a tenant in one of Sadie’s rental homes. Ron was reportedly months behind in rent, owing at least $1200.

Although police are still investigating a motive, Ron has been charged with first-degree murder. 

“All my mother ever wanted was for this community to come together,” Sadie’s daughter Angela said in a news conference Tuesday. “It’s ironic that that happened in death. What she wanted to happen in life came to fruition in death.”

As we reported yesterday, Sadie’s autopsy result ruled the preliminary cause of her death as “traumatic asphyxia”.


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TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94 _____________________________________ #TSRUpdatez: #Roommates, we are continuing to keep the family of #SadieRobertsJoseph lifted in prayer during this difficult time. As we previously reported, she was found deceased in the trunk of a car last week. _____________________________________ According to @nbcnews, authorities announced on Monday that the 75-year-old passed away due to “traumatic asphyxia,” which includes suffocation. It was also confirmed that the car she was found in, was actually her car. _____________________________________ The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s office said, “It is with great sadness and respect we investigate any unexpected or traumatic death. When our investigation involves an innocent victim, such as Ms. Sadie Joseph, it is particularly tragic. Our condolences are extended to Ms. Joseph’s family and friends.” Pat McCallister-Leduff, Sadie’s niece also said, “It’s horrible that somebody would actually come to Aunt Sadie and kill her and—to read more click the link in the bio

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