Activist remembers prominent Ferguson protester who was murdered - KMOV.com

Activist remembers prominent Ferguson protester who was murdered

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NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

The death of prominent Ferguson activist Darren Seals has rocked the nation, specially people in the St. Louis area.

Seals, 29, rose as an advocate following Mike Brown’s death in August 2014. Those who knew Seals say he was a plain-spoken and courageous young man.

“He pretty much covered and planted the seeds that are necessary to move forward,” said Amir Brandy, Seal’s fellow activist. "He had a voice and he didn’t bite his tongue."

Brandy stood on the Ferguson front lines with Seals. He says Seals was a man who stood up for change with his courageous and firm approach.

“When someone is this accepted or this loved and this much supported and he gets killed in this way, it is like 'okay, what's going on,'” said Chris Mosley, high school friend of Seals. “He’s the epitome of I can be one way and turn my life around and not only that, but help others too.”

Mosley considered Seals a revolutionary. He says Seals had struggles early on in life, but he transformed them into success.

On September 6, police say Seals was found shot to death in a burning car.

News 4 has been tracking the search for a suspect, but police say they cannot solve the case by themselves. Investigators are asking of the public's help.

“At this point we don’t have anything,” said Sgt. Shawn McGuire with St. Louis County Police Department. “That’s where we are at, a brick wall. We’re waiting for evidence, waiting for clues from a phone call just for our detectives to get started on something.”

Although his death touched the hearts of so many across the United States, local activists say it's like salt on an open wound for them - they lost a local voice of change.

Please contact the St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons at (314) 615-5400 or CrimeStoppers if you have any information regarding the Seals’ death. 

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