Activist Darren Seals, 29, was found with a gunshot wound inside a burning car just outside of Ferguson early Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Seals was one of Ferguson’s most prominent activist. On his Twitter page, Seals described himself as a “Businessman, Revolutionary, Activist, Unapologetically BLACK, Afrikan in AmeriKKKa, Fighter, Leader.” From CBS News:
“Authorities here are investigating the death of a leader of the protests that followed the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014.
The body of Darren Seals, 29, was found inside a burned car very early on Tuesday in the city of Riverview, reports CBS St. Louis affiliate KMOV-TV. He’d suffered a gunshot wound, authorities said.
A woman who lives across the street told the station, “We were asleep and we heard this big, big boom. … The next thing we knew, it was on fire. Like, flaming.”
The St. Louis County Police Crimes Against Persons Unit and Bomb and Arson Unit were called to assist Riverview responders.
Seals’ remains were found after the flames were extinguished, police said.”
According to the St. Louis American, Seals held a job as a factory line worker and was also a hip-hop artist.
Authorities in St. Louis County, Mo. are investigating the activist’s death.
There is no motive at this time.
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