The victims are Oluwatoyin Salau and Victoria Sims
A Black Lives Matter activist – identified as Oluwatoyin Salau – was found missing on June 6. Her missing came moments following her Twitter posts stating that she had been sexually assaulted by an older man. Her body was recovered and confirmed by the police in Florida.
The authorities in Tallahassee made a statement about the case of Salau. The statement shows that Salau, 19, was found dead along an area of Monday Road on Saturday night.
Currently, police have not made any concrete statement on how she was murdered.
The investigators also discover another body – identified as Victoria Sims – along with the body of Salau. The missing of Sims, 75, was reported earlier in the day.
According to the Tallahassee authorities’ statement, a man was arrested and has been identified as Aaron Glee Jr., 49. Glee lives close by where Salau was found dead and he has not been charged with a particular crime at the moment.
It is uncertain if the suspect is the same person Salau alleged assaulted her.
According to WFSU, it was reported that Glee was apprehended on a charge of battery on June 9. He was discovered to have been charged with an aggravated battery charge on May 30.
According to WTXL, the outlet made a report, based on an affidavit, that the police were called to the scene of the assault incident. The police arrived to discover Glee allegedly standing over a female victim, kicking her in the abdomen.
The alleged victim told the police about the sexual favor that Glee had asked her. She refused his favor and he attacked her.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, on May 28, Glee was also detained for allegedly punching a man after an argument. The argument was just regarding racial differences and it happens at a bus stop in Tallahassee. Glee was then charged with battery touch or strike.
It is up in the air if Glee had entered any pleas deals to any of those legal charges.
Salau was an activist who is passionate and candid about the Black Lives Matter causes. On social media, Salau’s activist life, especially at the recent protests, has been shared along with a lot of footage.
One of the clips, which takes place during a protest over the death of George Floyd, shows her saying a phrase that she didn’t want their names gone in vain. Her phrase is a reference in regards to the list of black men and black women, who have died at the hands of the police.
Salau’s family will receive help from a newly launched GoFundMe campaign.
As per WCTV, Sims was a supporter for the elderly and a volunteer of AARP.