Darren Seals, most notably recognized for being a prominent activist during the Ferguson protests in 2014, was found dead on Tuesday Sept. 6th around 2 a.m., shot in a burning car.
Seals led protests in favor of black lives very soon after a police officer shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO in 2014. He continued protesting, along with hundreds of people, for weeks after the shooting in determination to be heard in hopes that Michael Brown and his family would receive justice. Seals continued to be an activist for black rights until his sudden death.
The police received a call for assistance from local authorities attempting to put out the car fire. Once the police arrived and the fire extinguished, officers found Seals’ body with a gun shot wound inside the car. They are currently investigating his death as a homicide. There is speculation that the death of Darren Seals could be related to the death of Deandre Joshua. In Nov. 2014, police found Joshua’s body with a gunshot wound placed in a burning car. Joshua’s homicide remains an unsolved case, however, and so far the police do not believe that the two deaths are connected.