It is with an extremely heavy heart that we inform you all of the horrific murder of 19 year old #BlackLivesMatter protestor #OluwatoyinSalau!
Oluwatoyin also known as Toyin’s body was discovered Saturday night in Tallahassee after being reported missing since June 6th. According to CBS News, Toyin was discovered dead alongside another woman identified as Victoria Sims, 75.
Reports read that local officials currently have a suspect in custody under the name of Aaron Glee Jr. As of right now there has been no further details of any relationship Toyin or Victoria had with Aaron prior to their death.
When we arrived at his house he offered me a shower and I thanked him and shower and he gave me a change of clothes. He exposed himself to me by peeing with the bathroom open obviously knowing I was out of it. I told him about a sexual assault situation that happened…
— Oluwatoyin (@virgingrltoyin) June 6, 2020
However multiple social media users have come forward to state that Toyin went missing one day after tweeting details about being sexually assaulted.
Only 19, baby girl didn’t deserve that. This is heartbreaking smh, black women deserve so much more. Rest In Power Oluwatoyin Salau 💔 #JusticeForToyin
— De'arra Taylor (@dearra) June 15, 2020
This is so frustrating.
19-year-old Black Lives Matter protester Oluwatoyin Salau who went missing moments after tweeting that a man who offered her a ride to church had molested her; is one of 2 women found dead this weekend in Florida. #JusticeForToyin pic.twitter.com/mwGMu4Cnbj
— zellie (@zellieimani) June 15, 2020
Oluwatoyin Salau story is beyond heart-wrenching. So many questions, too.
"I don’t want their names gone in vain," Salau said during one protest in front of the Tallahassee Police Department last month."
Conversations about Toyin via #JusticeForToyin https://t.co/l80sY0dPkt
— Wilkine Brutus (@wilkinebrutus) June 15, 2020
As of right now the hashtag #JusticeForToyin has been trending on social media.
Toyin will forever be remembered for her powerful stance within society and fearless advocacy for social justice within the Black Lives Matter movement.