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Missing Black Lives Matter Activist, Oluwatoyin Salau Found Dead

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19-year-old Oluwatoyin Salau, a Black Lives Matter activist has reportedly been found dead after being declared missing. She had earlier tweeted about being molested by a man who offered her a ride.

Oluwatoyin Salau found dead
Oluwatoyin Salau

She was last seen on the 6th of June in Tallahassee, Florida.

The Tallahassee Police Department’s Special Victims Unit had earlier classified Toyin as a missing person and had put out a memo seeking information on the location of Oluwatoyin ‘Toyin’ Salau.

The memo read,

Salau was last seen on June 6, 2020, in the area of Orange Avenue and Wahnish Way in Tallahasssee. She may be in the area of Jakes and Patterson Street. There is no known clothing description for Salau at this time.

On the day of her disappearance, Salau had tweeted that she had been molested by a man who had offered to take her to a place to sleep.

Anyways I was molested in Tallahassee, Florida by a black man this morning at 5:30 on Richview and Park Ave. 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,

On the 14th of June, lady named Ashley had made the announcement about Toyin’s death on her Twitter page, saying,

I’m sorry to inform everyone about this but Toyin is no longer with us.

She had earlier identified herself as Toyin’s mother in a tweet dated June 11th.

She’s been missing since last Friday since she left me and my friends. Last time she was last sighted was at the BL Perry Library on Saturday then after that we haven’t seen her. If you know any info please contact me because I’m helping her mom. She’s somewhere on the south side.

 

In a series of tweets, Toyin had earlier spoken about how she was molested and had managed to escape the situation.

It is unclear what happened next between the time of her tweets and her time of death, as not much information has been given at this time.

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