On September 6, 2016, Darren Seals, a Ferguson protester and local activist, was found dead in St. Louis’s Riverview municipality in a car that had been set on fire. He had been shot to death before the car was torched. As of June 2018, the crime is still being investigated by St. Louis police as a homicide. There have been no arrests. Seals was 29 years old.
Onand on Seals had been criticizing the cooption of Ferguson activism since late 2014, detailing an internal division between the Ferguson movement and the national civil rights movement known as Black Lives Matter.
His death follows a number of murders related to the Ferguson protests.
Deandre Joshua – Nov 25 2014 – Shot and burned in car. Homicide.
Darren Seals – Sept 2 2016 – Shot and burned in car. Homicide.