BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33)(FOX 44)- The family of former Capitol City icon, Sadie Roberts-Joseph, is asking the public to let their mother rest following a burglary at her house.
Thieves kicked down the back door and stole a television set and a laptop all while breaking several valuables in the process including Joseph’s figurines. Her youngest son, Jason Roberts, says the family is both shocked and hurt by this latest crime.
“We haven’t had a chance to process yet, “Roberts says.
Joseph was strangled to death back in July. Shortly afterward, in August, The Now and Then African American Museum, which she built in the early 2000s, was vandalized.
“That would crush me to know that they knew that was her house and still did it,” Roberts says. “So I’m just going to hope and pray that it was not the case that they simply saw an opportunity of an empty house and went in and took what they could.”
Roberts says the family will get together over the holidays and discuss how to manage the house and the museum in the coming year.