Black Lives Matter activist Oluwatoyin Salau found dead

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A 19-year-old woman who recently sought justice over police killings has been found dead after going missing earlier this month, Tallahassee police said. The body of Oluwatoyin Salau was discovered in Tallahassee on Saturday night, police said in a news release sent Monday.

The body of Victoria Sims, 75, was also found, police said.

Police said they’ve taken a 49-year-old man into custody. The release didn’t provide any other details about the case or explain any relationship between the two victims and the man they’ve taken into custody.

CBS affiliate WCTV 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.

Salau was a vocal activist and had appeared on several videos of the protests in the state’s capital, the station reported. Her name and #JusticeForToyin were trending on social media for a week.

“I don’t want their names gone in vain,” Salau said during a protest in front of the Tallahassee Police Department in May.

Salau was reported missing June 6.

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