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Police Identify Suspect in Deaths of Teenage Black Activist and Elderly Woman


Aaron Glee, Jr., and Oluwatoyin Salau

Police in Tallahassee, Florida have announced a suspect in the deaths of a missing black activist and an elderly woman. Aaron Glee Jr., 49, was taken into custody in the cases of Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau, 19, and Victoria Sims, 75. The names of both women were released in accordance with Marsy’s Law, cops said.

The victims were found dead Saturday night, police said in a statement obtained by Law&Crime. Investigators said they developed a suspect and took him into custody. But police said they don’t have any more information available at the moment.

(The reporter in the above tweet, The Tallahassee Democrat‘s Jeffrey Burlew, later said the battery arrest actually happened on June 9.)

The ongoing case was turned over to the Tallahassee Police Department’s Violent Crime Unit.

From officers:

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to please call them at 850-891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

Police previously said two bodies were found. The Monday announcement is the first official indication one of the victims was Salau. Word of her death, however, had previously circulated, fueling outrage at the loss.

Salau wrote in a June 6 tweet that she had been sexually assaulted by a black man.

Sims was reportedly a retired state worker who volunteered for AARP.

[Mugshot via Duval County; screengrab via @_cKrust on Twitter]

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