A Florida man has been taken in custody following the death of a Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist and a 75-year-old woman. He was out on bail at the time of their killings.
Aaron Glee Jr., 49, was identified by police as a suspect after the bodies of Oluwatoyin Salau, 19, and Victoria Sims were found in Tallahassee on Saturday night.
“At approximately 9:15 p.m. Saturday, June 13th, TPD investigators arrived in the 2100 block of Monday Road in the course of a follow-up investigation in a missing person case. During the investigation, two deceased people were located in the area,” read a statement from police.
“As the investigation continued, investigators developed a suspect. The suspect is now in custody and no more information is available at this time. The deaths are being investigated as homicides and have been turned over to TPD’s Violent Crime Unit. The investigation is ongoing and currently, there are no more details available,” added the police in the statement.
Nineteen-year-old Oluwatoyin ‘Toyin’ Salau and 75-year-old Victoria Sims were found dead in Tallahassee, Florida on Saturday (June 13)
The Tallahassee Democrat reported that Salau had been active in Black Lives Matter demonstrations, reciting the names of people who had been killed by police, including Tony McDade of Tallahassee and George Floyd of Minneapolis.
Sims was a retired state worker and was well-known for her volunteerism and work in local Democratic politics.
Salau and Sims are reported to have met after recent protests over justice for black lives.
Officers discovered the bodies while following up on a missing person case, the newspaper reported.