The founder of a African-American history museum in Louisiana was found d*ead in the trunk of a car Friday night, p*olice said.

The b*ody of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, was f*ound in the trunk of a car parked in the 2300 block of North 20th St, just three miles from where she lived, The Advocate reported citing Baton Rouge p*olice.

It was not immediately clear who discovered the body and p*olice did not release a cause of d*eath.

In a Facebook post, p*olice m*ourned the loss of Roberts-Joseph who they called a “treasure to our community.”

“Ms. Sadie was a tireless advocate of peace in the community. We had opportunities to work with her on so many levels … Ms. Sadie is a treasure to our community, she will be missed by BRPD and her loss will be felt in the community she served.”

State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle also took to Facebook to say she was “saddened by her d*eath.”

Roberts-Joseph was the founder and curator of the Baton Rouge African American Museum, which started in 2001.

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