Ferguson Protest Leader Found Fatally Shot in Burning Vehicle

The St. Louis County Police Department said the death of Darren Seals, 29, is being investigated as a homicide

An activist who led weeks-long protests over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 was found dead inside a burning vehicle, police said, NBC News reported.

The St. Louis County Police Department said the death of Darren Seals, 29, is being investigated as a homicide. 

Officers were called to a vehicle fire in the Riverside area of St. Louis just before 2 a.m. Tuesday, police said. When the fire was extinguished, they found a man dead inside with a gunshot wound, the statement added. Police did not name any suspects or suggest a motive in Seals' death. 

In a recent Facebook post, Seals said he was "shot up" three years ago but survived.

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