19-Year Old Black Lives Matter Activist Found Dead

A 19-year-old Black Lives Matter activist from Florida has been found dead one week after she went missing.

Police found the bodies of Toyin Salau, along with Victoria Sims, 75, a senior citizens volunteer on Saturday. Their deaths are being investigated as homicides.

Police arrested a suspect, Aaron Glee, 49. 

Salau was last seen on June 6. Earlier that day, she tweeted she was sexually assaulted. The tweets said that Salau had left some belongings at a church where she was seeking shelter, and a man who’d offered her a ride to recollect the items later molested her while she tried to sleep.

It’s unclear whether Glee is the same man Salau reported had molested her.

Footage of Salau speaking at a protest in honor of Tony McDade, a trans man who was killed by police last month, went viral since her death. In the clip, she says he doesn’t want to divide people, but unite them against police brutality committed against black Americans.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/15/us/toyin-salau-black-lives-matter-found-dead-trnd/index.html

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