Baton Rouge Mourns Civil Rights Activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph

Police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana have arrested a man accused of killing a local civil rights activist.

Police announced the arrest of Ronn Bell Tuesday.

He’s now charged with killing Sadie Roberts-Joseph.

Police say Bell was a tenant in one of Roberts-Joseph’s homes and was behind on his rent.

Her body was found in the trunk of a car about three miles from her home Friday afternoon after concerned citizens called 911.

Roberts-Joseph was a civil-rights activist widely known for her charity work.

She was described as a “matriarch of Baton Rouge.”

In 2001 she founded the local Baton Rouge Black History Museum.