Black Lives Matter protestor in Florida still missing after tweeting about sexual assault
Oluwatoyin Salau was last seen on June 6 near Wahnish Way and Orange Avenue in Tallahassee, Tallahassee police say.
TALLAHASSEE - In the hours before Oluwatoyin Salau was missing, she tweeted that she had just been sexually assaulted.
Salau, a 19-year-old Black Lives Matter protester, was last seen in Tallahassee on June 6, according to the Tallahassee Police Department. The police and their fellow demonstrators are still looking for her.
In the afternoon when she was missing, Salau tweeted a man who molested her that morning. She said the man offered to take her back to a church where she "took refuge" because of "unfair living conditions".
"He was disguised as a man of God and eventually picked me up from nearby Saxon Street," she tweeted. "I trusted the Holy Spirit to protect myself."
Salau said she called the police after the attack. She did not indicate in which church she had lived.
Several people replied to her on Twitter, offering help and asking if she was fine. She never replied and hasn't tweeted since.
Black Lives Matter protester Oluwatoyin Salau, who was pictured during a protest by the Tallahassee police, has been missing since June 6.
The Tallahassee Community Action Agency conducted a search group on Wednesday evening. The demonstrators searched for hours. They carried flashlights and asked for paramedics to join them in case they were injured.
TCAC has launched a social media campaign in which "Have you seen me?" Leaflets and photos of Salau.
Jesula Jeannot, a 21-year-old protest organizer, said she had met Salau through protests and hadn't seen her in nearly a week.
"I'm shaking," she said when she heard about her new friend's disappearance.
Salau spoke at the recent protests and carried signs pleading for justice after the lost black lives.
"I don't want their names to be in vain," said the local activist.
Salau may have been wearing white crocodiles, black shorts, and a black top when she was missing.
The Special Victims Unit identified by TPD.
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