(NBC NEWS) A Missouri activist who led protests over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson was found dead inside a burning vehicle, police said.
The St. Louis County Police Department said police are treating the death of Darren Seals as a homicide.
Seals, 29, described himself as a "fighter, leader" and "un-apologetically black" on his Twitter feed. He helped lead weeks-long protests over Brown's Aug. 9, 2014 killing by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb.
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