A Black Lives Matter activist has been discovered dead after she made a tweet in which she stated she had been sexually assaulted that morning.
On June 6, Oluwatoyin Salau released a tweet in which she said that she had been sexually assaulted that morning. That same day, the 19-year-old went missing and police have now confirmed that the young woman was found on Saturday in Tallahassee, Florida and that she is a victim of murder.
Following the death of George Floyd, Oluwatoyin had been a vocal activist during the protests. In footage of her at the protests, she said that she did not want people to be divided but believed that everyone should unite against police brutality against black Americans.
She said: “At the end of the day, I cannot take my f***ing skin colour off.
“Everywhere I f***ing go, I am profiled whether I like it or not…So guess what? I’m gonna die by it. I’m going to die by my f***ing skin. You cannot take my f***ing blackness away from me.”
On the day of the sexual assault, she released a tweet which stated: “Anyways I was molested in Tallahassee, Florida by a black man this morning at 5:30 on Richview and Park Ave. The man offered to give me a ride to find someplace to sleep and recollect my belongings from a church I refuged to a couple days back to escape unjust living conditions.”
She continued: “He came disguised as a man of God and ended up picking me up from nearby Saxon Street. I entered his truck only because I carry anything to defend myself not even a phone (which is currently at the church) and I have poor vision. I trusted the holy spirit to keep me safe.”
Following the tweets, she did not respond to anyone who replied asking if she was okay or if she needed any help.
Mid 40's lives in a gray painted duplex apartment style house drives a white clean Silverado Chevrolet truck https://t.co/psDCtYva2n
— Oluwatoyin (@virgingrltoyin) June 6, 2020
God works in mysterious ways. May this soul find peace and be rested. Oluwatoyin Salau, Say Her Name ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/KGl7Ymp6Cf
— #ArrestZackriJones #Releasethetapes (@_cKrust) June 15, 2020
Danaya Hemphill, a friend of Oluwatoyin, said: “Toyin was very passionate. She was very vocal. She was very loving, very spiritual, very caring. Toyin, she was like a light in a dark room. That was Toyin.”
The police have since confirmed that another body was found, that of 75-year-old Victoria Sims, who was an AARP activist who has been described as a “lifelong advocate for older people”.
The Tallahassee Police Department released a press statement on Monday, which said: “Both names have been released with permission of their families in accordance with Marsy’s Law.”
An investigation is undergoing but it has been confirmed that Aaron Glee Jr, 49, has been arrested and is a suspect. A motive has yet to be released or any other details, apart from that it is an apparent double homicide. Investigators have yet to confirmed whether or not the two victims knew each other.
It also remains unclear whether or not Glee is the same man that Oluwatoyin reported had molested her.
WCTV, a local outlet, reported that Glee was previously arrested on May 30 as he was accused of aggravated battery causing bodily harm.
Apparently, a person claimed that she had offered Glee sexual favours in exchange for two bottles of alcohol. Yet she later changed her mind and alleged that Glee had attacked her.
On June 1, he was released on a $2,500 bond.