A 19-year-old Nigerian-American Black Lives Matter activist, Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau, has been found dead days after tweeting about the painful experience of being sexually assaulted.
A week after being declared missing, the Tallahassee police found the bodies of Salau, along with 75-year-old Victoria Sims, on Saturday.
A native of Florida, Salau was active in the city’s Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality, calling for justice for black people following the recent killing of George Floyd.
“I don’t want their names gone in vain,” Salau said during a protest in front of the Tallahassee Police Department last month, the Tallahassee Democrat reported.
“Toyin was very passionate,” said Danaya Hemphill, a friend of Salau’s.