A prominent Missouri activist who led protests over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in was found dead early Tuesday morning in a burning car.
St. Louis County Police said they are treating the death of Darren Seals as a homicide.
Seals, 29, helped organize various protests in Ferguson after Brown was killed. And social media has been in mourning since hearing the news.
“Heartbroken by the news of the death activist and Ferguson leader #DarrenSeals,” local pastor Cassandra Gould wrote on Twitter.
— Torraine Walker (@TorraineWalker) September 6, 2016
The block where Seals was found was recently in the news when a woman, 67, was found dead in her apartment.
Earlier this summer, Seals tweeted about the harassment he’s faced from cops in his area.
@LegendaryQueen8 yea 10 detectives pulled me and my 14 year old brother over, pointed guns on us, and told me "choose your enemies wisely"
— King D Seals (@KingDSeals) July 25, 2016