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Missing Black Lives Matter protester found dead in Florida


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TALLAHASSEE, FL – An activist from the Black Lives Matter movement has been found dead next to the body of another person, a week after she disappeared in Florida.

Tallahassee police found the bodies of Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau, 19, and Victoria Sims, 75, on Saturday. Their deaths are being investigated as homicides and investigators have arrested a suspect, Aaron Glee, 49, according to the state capital Police Department.

Salau was last seen on Saturday, June 6. Earlier that day, she had been on Twitter and tweeted that she had been sexually assaulted. She accused “a black man” who offered to take her to find a place to sleep and pick up her belongings from a church where she took refuge for a couple of days.

In her thread, she tells how this man attacked her when she was lying down.

“I was laying on my stomach trying to calm myself down from severe ptsd,” Salau wrote. “He started touching … My back and rubbing my body using my body until he climaxed and then went to sleep.”

When he fell asleep, she took the opportunity to flee from there. And that is the last that was heard from her. The victim’s friend, Chynna Carney, has confirmed that the Twitter account from which this story was published belonged to Salau, whom she has described as a young woman with many “dreams” who “never gave up” despite not having had a simple life.

Salau was a strong advocate of the Black Lives Matter movement and was regularly present at protests, reading out the names of black people like George Floyd whose lives had been lost. Friends and supporters of Toyin, the nickname she was known for, demand justice for the activist.

Rosario Boulay
Rosario Boulayhttps://theballout.com
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