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19 Year-Old Activist, Oluwatoyin Salau, Found Dead After Tweeting About Sexual Assault

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A 19-year-old American of Nigerian descent, , has been reportedly found dead few days after she tweeted about a man who sexually assaulted her.

#JusticeForToyin: 19 Year-Old Activist, Oluwatoyin Salau, Found Dead After Tweeting About Sexual Assault
: 19 Year-Old Activist, Oluwatoyin Salau, Found Dead After Tweeting About Sexual Assault

Salau was last seen in Tallahassee, Florida, on June 6, reported USA Today citing the Tallahassee Police Department.

On Monday, various Twitter users were reporting that her body had been found using the trending hashtag #JusticeForToyin.

“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,” a tweeter user wrote.

Missing after tweeting she was molested

“The Tallahassee Police Department’s Special Victims Unit is seeking information on the location of Oluwatoyin ‘Toyin’ Salau,” said a post from the department at the time. “Salau was last seen on June 6, 2020, in the area of Orange Avenue and Wahnish Way in Tallahasssee. She may be in the area of Jakes and Patterson Street. There is no known clothing description for Salau at this time.”

On the day of her disappearance, Salau had tweeted that she had been molested by a man who had offered to take her to a place to sleep.

“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,” Salau tweeted on June 6.

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