By: Sophie Tanno and Lauren Fruen
The run-down house where the bodies of a Black Lives Matter protester and 75-year-old woman were found has been pictured for the first time as it’s revealed police traced a cellphone to locate the women.
Aaron Glee Jr., 49, was identified by police as a suspect after the bodies of Oluwatoyin Salau, 19, and Victoria Sims were found at his rented home in Tallahassee on Saturday night.
Their bodies were discovered after police used GPS to track Sims’ cellphone to the residence.
Police spent time investigating the house, which is located in a wooded area on Monday Road, on Sunday.
Images show the property’s unkempt entrance-way, and tarpaulin pulled over the roof of the house. Empty cans and rubbish litter the ground outside.
Salau was last seen on June 6 in the area of Orange Avenue and Wahnish Way in Tallahassee. On that same day, she shared a series of disturbing tweets about being molested by a black man who offered her a ride.
Records show Glee, who has been taken in custody over the killings, is said to have assaulted a woman when she rejected his sexual advances on May 29.
He was charged aggravated battery after police say he kicked the woman but released on a $2,500 bond on June 1.
Glee reportedly told authorities that he often helps homeless people. He was also charged with battery after an alleged fight over ‘racial differences’ on May 28.
Police have not said whether or not Glee is the same man Salau accused of molesting her on June 6 before she disappeared.
It is unclear how Salau, the second victim and Salau are each connected.
Police said Salau was last seen on June 6 in the area of Orange Avenue and Wahnish Way in Tallahassee.
On that same day, she shared a series of disturbing tweets about being molested by a black man who offered her a ride.
‘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.
She said the man, who she described to be in his mid-40s, ‘came disguised as a man of God and ended up picking me up from nearby Saxon Street’.
‘I entered his truck only because I carry anything to defend myself not even a phone (which is currently at the church) and I have poor vision. I trusted the holy spirit to keep me safe,’ she wrote.
‘When we arrived at his house he offered me a shower and I thanked him and shower and he gave me a change of clothes.
‘He exposed himself to me by peeing with the bathroom open obviously knowing I was out of it. I told him about a sexual assault situation that happened…’
Several people took to Twitter early Monday morning and started sharing the ‘#RIP Toyin’ hashtag.
The hashtag came after Tallahassee police reported finding two bodies on Monday Road around 9.15pm Saturday night.
‘TPD investigators arrived in 2100 block of Monday Road in the course of a follow up investigation in a missing person case. During the course of the investigation, two deceased people were located in the area,’ police said in a press release.
Police identified Sims as the second victim after issuing a missing person alert for her Saturday night.
She had been missing since June 11 and was last seen driving along Blairstone Road.
AARP Florida also announced her death on Facebook and Twitter on Sunday evening.
‘AARP Florida deeply regrets the death of Vicki Sims, a long-time AARP volunteer. We understand that the Tallahassee Police Department is pursuing an investigation into her death,’ the group wrote.
According to the organization which is ‘dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older’ Sims is survived by two daughters, Brenda and June, and several grandchildren.
She was a member of the Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church.
Sims retired several years ago from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
‘Vicki worked tirelessly to improve the lives of others – as a dedicated advocate for older Americans; a committed volunteer for AARP, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Big Bend and other community causes; a devoted mother and grandmother; and a passionate, fully engaged citizen, helping our nation to achieve its highest ideals.
‘Her life is an example of the great principle laid out by AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus — ‘to serve, not to be served’.’
Salau had tweeted about telling the man she accused of molesting her about another man who ‘tried to force me to give him oral sex and then continued to harass me thru text and knocking at my door for days’.
‘Going back to the situation that happened to me this morning, I did not fall asleep.
‘He then asked me if I wanted a massage at this moment his roommate who was in the house was asleep. I was laying on my stomach trying to calm myself down from severe ptsd. He started touching-
‘My back and rubbing my body using my body until he climaxed and then went to sleep. Before I realized what happened to me I looked over and his clothes were completely off. Once I saw he was asleep I escaped from the house and started walking from Richview Road to anywhere else.
‘All of my belongings my phone my clothes shoes are all assumably at the church where I’ve been trying to track since I sought spiritual guidance/ refuge. I will not be silent.
‘Literally wearing this man’s clothes right now DNA all over me because I couldn’t locate his house the moment I called the police because I couldn’t see.’
Under her thread, several people asked Salau if she was safe and even offered help, but she never responded.
Salau was vocal in the Black Lives Matter protests that that broke out in the wake of George Floyd’s death on May 25.
In a video, shared on Twitter, Salau recently spoke at a protest. ‘Can’t nobody silence me. It’s not that all lives don’t matter, but right now our lives matter. Black Lives Matter.
‘Black trans lives matter,’ Salau said in the video, referring to the recent death of black trans man, Tony McDade, who was shot dead by police in Tallahassee.
‘We’re doing this for him, we’re doing this for our brothers and sisters who got shot [and] for every black person because at the end of the day, I cannot take my f**king skin color off. Everywhere I f**king go, I’m profiled whether I like it or not.’
Salau’s statements were met with applause and cheers from dozens of people standing behind and around her. It’s unclear when exactly that protest took place.
She was also vocal about racism and police brutality on Twitter.
In a May 31 tweet, Salau wrote: ‘If you’re Black trying to silence other black voices please stay tf home there is no negotiating with racism. No Justice no justice no peace.’
Tallahassee police have not released any other details surrounding the case. It’s unclear if the two women were targeted by Glee. An investigation is ongoing.
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