A Florida teenager who was last heard from nine days ago when she tweeted that she had just been sexually assaulted has been found dead, police said Monday. Oluwatoyin Salau, 19, was found dead Saturday around 9:15 p.m. in Tallahassee during a missing persons investigation, according to police.
Salau, an outspoken Black Lives Matter activist, was last seen on June 6, the same day she posted a series of tweets about how she had just been sexually assaulted.
“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,” Salau tweeted. “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.”
Salau claimed that the man took her back to his house and gave her a change of clothes for after she showered. He then allegedly exposed himself, which Salau said triggered her PTSD from a previous sexual assault.
While she was laying on her stomach trying to calm down, the man allegedly asked if she wanted a massage and began touching her, then eventually climaxed.
Salau tweeted that she fell asleep, then woke up to find him naked. She fled the house and tweeted her account, including a description of the man in his mid 40s who lived in a “gray painted duplex apartment style house” and drives a “white clean Silverado Chevrolet truck.”
Aaron Glee Jr, 49, has been taken into custody in Salau’s death, according to the Tallahassee Police Department, but it’s unclear if he is also the man who allegedly assaulted her.
Victoria Sims, 75, was found dead in the same investigation, but it’s unclear if the deaths are related.
Salau’s friend, Danaya Hemphill, told the Tallahassee Democrat that the activist had been joining in the anti-police brutality protests after George Floyd’s death, including reading the names of other victims killed by police.
“Toyin was very passionate,” Hemphill told the Democrat. "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.”