Oluwatoyin Salau—a 19-year-old Black Lives Matter protester who went missing hours after tweeting she’d been sexually assaulted—was reportedly found dead.
Hashtags #RIPQueen and #JusticeForToyin are currently circulating throughout the Twittersphere as word of the activist’s death hit social media Monday morning.
Salau, was last seen June 6 in Tallahassee, FL according to the Tallahassee Police Department. The afternoon she went missing, Salau tweeted she’d been molested by a “black man…disguised as a man of God.”
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
Though officials have yet to publicly confirm Salau’s passing, Twitter is giving the presumably fallen angel her flowers.
rest in peace Oluwatoyin Salau
i wish you were fought for how you went out and fought for the world.
i am so sorry. my whole heart hurts wit this. wow.
say her name. 💔
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) June 15, 2020
Rest In Peace, Oluwatoyin Salau.
I’m sorry that your life was so painful in your last days on earth.
You were trying to change America for Black lives. Thank you.
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) June 15, 2020
activist Oluwatoyin Salau was missing since June 6, after disturbing tweets detailing a sexual assault that had taken place that day. it has been reported that her body has been found. WHAT HAPPENED TO TOYIN? SAY HER NAME #JusticeforToyin pic.twitter.com/76PM2PJEjk
— dylan zo’brien (@kurtzobain) June 15, 2020
This is the man who was arrested for the murder of Oluwatoyin Salau. It is men who look like us that treat us disposably. Look at his face. Look at hers. Think about what you are doing to break this cycle so we aren’t back next week with the next victim. pic.twitter.com/hoCS74Ph8L
— pro black womxn and lgbt only stan account. (@_omnificent_) June 15, 2020
Oluwatoyin Salau was a baby. She was a baby who thought she was safe in her community but her community swiftly reminded her why she was not safe anywhere. Man, this one hurt. A baby. We lost a fuckin baby because no one protects Black girls or women.
— farxiyo. (@hausofriya) June 15, 2020
Oluwatoyin Salau could have been fuckin saved. She could have been protected. At the end of those protests who was out here offering her shelter? Y’all recording her face and listening to her pain but nobody asked “after this where are you staying? Do you have food are you ok?”
— Milk (@MilkMuva) June 15, 2020
Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau
Rest in Power Angel 💔 #JusticeForToyin after tweeting about her sexual assault she went missing for several days and her body was recently found. She was only 19. pic.twitter.com/4uAlVsAVHK
— Shari ✨ (@shariauna_) June 15, 2020
This should not be.
It just should. Not. Be 💔 pic.twitter.com/MsXXfTK8nd
— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) June 15, 2020
Rest In Peace.