Black Lives Matter protester, 19, found dead nine days after she went missing

A 19-year-old Black Lives Matter protester who went missing nine days ago has been found dead, as per reports.

Oluwatoyin Salau was reported missing just hours after tweeting about a sexual assault and fellow protesters started a search for her.

The body of Salau, described as an emerging leader in the protests following the death of George Floyd, was found in southeast Tallahassee, Florida, along with a 75-year-old woman identified as Victoria Sims.

On the day she went missing Salau tweeted about a man who exposed himself to her after giving her a ride “to find someplace to sleep and recollect [her] belongings from a church [she] refuged to a couple days back to escape unjust living conditions.”

Salau’s brother, Oluwaseyi, said: “There is no justice that can be served that will replace my sister’s life.”

Lively Tech, where Salau was enrolled in the cosmetology program, posted a picture of Salau on their Facebook page with the words: “We will miss seeing Toyin’s beautiful smile.”

Salau’s friend Danaya Hemphill said “She was very vocal she was very loving, very spiritual, very caring. She was like a light in a dark room.”

Victoria Sims, the second victim, was a retired state worker and grandmother well-known for her volunteering work and work in local Democratic politics, Unilad reports.

According to WCTV a 49-year-old man has been arrested.

The Lively Technical College family is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Oluwatoyin "Toyin" Salau. Toyin was in…

Gepostet von Lively Tech am Montag, 15. Juni 2020

Sending our thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of these two women. We hope justice is served. Rest in peace.

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