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  • Mon. Aug 3rd, 2020

Missing Teen Activist Oluwatoyin Salau Found Dead

Oluwatoyin Salau was murdered after disclosing her sexual assault online.

Oluwatoyin Salau was murdered after disclosing her sexual assault online.Tallahassee police are investigating the deaths of an older woman and 19 year old activist, who were reported missing this month.

Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau and Victoria Sims, 75, were found Saturday night in southeast Tallahassee, the Tallahassee Police Department announced on Monday.

The deaths are being investigated as homicides and the cases have been turned over to the department’s Violent Crime Unit, police said.

Authorities have identified a suspect in the case, Aaron Glee Jr., 49, who was brought into custody over the weekend following the discovery of the victims, police said. Glee has not been charged in connection to the disappearances.

Salau was last seen on June 6, according to police. Her body was found about 3 miles from where she was last reportedly seen.

The teen was active in the city’s Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality, calling for justice for black people recently killed at the hands of police, including Tony McDade of Tallahassee and George Floyd of Minneapolis.

“I don’t want their names gone in vain,” Salau said during a protest in front of the Tallahassee Police Department last month, the Tallahassee Democrat reported.

The grassroots organization Tallahassee Community Action Committee had held search parties for Salau, whom they described as a local activist, after she was reported missing on June 9.

The same day she was last reportedly seen, Salau had shared details of an alleged sexual assault on Twitter, according to Tallahassee ABC affiliate WTXL. Police could not confirm to ABC News if the account was Salau’s.

 

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