Now this is so sad! 19-year-old Oluwatoyin Salau has been found dead in Tallahassee, Florida(USA) weeks after she was reported missing.
The activist who revealed in a tweet that she had been molested by a man who had offered to give her a ride and a place to stay was found dead alongside a 75-year-old woman named Victoria Sims on Saturday night.
According to the New York Times, “the deaths were being investigated as homicides” by the police “and a suspect, Aaron Glee Jr., 49, was in custody.”
Oluwatoyin revealed in a Twitter thread that she went home with the man who “came disguised as a man of God.”
Many people around the world are currently demanding justice for her rape and murder. African- American actress, Gabrielle Union shared in an Instagram post: ” She was 19. 19. 19. A baby. Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau was a 19 year old warrior who fought for US”
My heart aches for Oluwatoyin Salau.— CiCi Adams? (@CiCiAdams_) June 15, 2020
Her death, like many Black women’s, happened at the intersection of racist misogyny, colorism, and patriarchy.
We have to dismantle these systems. This is how we honor her and fight for all survivors #JusticeForToyin #JusticeForOluwatoyin
Black women are not safe. Every single day a black woman is either assaulted or dead. We deserve better. #JusticeForOluwatoyin— Miss Brobbey (@_Sandra_Gh) June 15, 2020
a beautiful, glowing soul that was taken from this earth way too soon. to be out there protesting so passionately while battling so much in your own life… you deserved so much better. #justicefortoyin pic.twitter.com/WxaIlAO25k— Madison De La Garza (@MadDeLaGarza) June 15, 2020
May her soul rest in peace.