Local activist, rapper found shot to death in burning car

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RIVERVIEW, MO (KPLR) – A body discovered in a burning car in Riverview Tuesday morning has been identified as 29-year-old Darren Seals, aka King D Seals.  Police and fire had been called to Diamond Drive for a vehicle fire.

Investigators say Seals had been shot.

For the last two years Seals had taken an active role in the Ferguson protests.  Seals also had a following in the area as a rapper.

Investigators have not identified a motive in his death.

The case is being investigated as a homicide by the St. Louis County Police Department.