Florida activist Oluwatoyin Salau has reportedly passed away at 19-years-old. Salau was last seen June 6, 2020 at a demonstration in the Tallahassee area. Hours prior to being reported missing, Salau tweeted that she been molested by a man while looking for a place to stay after a demonstration in Florida. Salau added that she had called the authorities to report what had happened. Multiple people replied to her, but she did not respond.
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.
— Oluwatoyin (@virgingrltoyin) June 6, 2020
Prior to Salau’s death, the Florida teenager had emerged as a leading voice in recent protests throughout the area. Most notably, the Tallahassee area has been a point of focus during recent nationwide unrest following the killing of Tony McDade. McDade was fatally shot by police in the Leon Arms apartment complex on May 27th. No arrests have been made in the case.
At this time, it is unclear where and at what time Salau was found. No cause of death has been reported. More details will be reported as they become available
A Black Lives Matter protester 19-year-old Oluwatoyin Salau went missing moments after tweeting that a man who offered her a ride to church had molested her; has been found dead. #JusticeForToyin pic.twitter.com/IEFfdvr60j
— Justin. (@OneOfficialGod) June 15, 2020