The man arrested in connection with the death of a Black Lives Matter protester and a 75-year-old woman in Florida was out on bail at the time of their killings.
Aaron Glee Jr., 49, was identified by police as a suspect after the bodies of Oluwatoyin Salau, 19, and Victoria Sims were found in Tallahassee on Saturday night.
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.
Aaron Glee Jr., 49, pictured, was identified by police as a suspect after the bodies of Oluwatoyin Salau, 19, and Victoria Sims were found in Tallahassee on Saturday night
Black Lives Matter protester, Oluwatoyin Salau, left, 19, was found dead in Florida along with a 75-year-old Victoria Sims, right, after tweeting that she had been sexually assaulted by a man
Timeline of the murders of Oluwatoyin Salau and Victoria Sims
There are many gaps to fill in surrounding the murders of Oluwatoyin Salau and Victoria Sims beginning on June 6 with the Salau’s disappearance.
June 6: Richview Road and Park Avenue area
Salau shares a series of tweets Saturday afternoon accusing a man of molesting her at his home earlier in the morning around 5.30am.
At 4.40pm, Salau sent her last tweet.
June 6: Last sighting of Salau
Salau was last seen in the area of Orange Avenue and Wahnish Way.
June 9/10: Tallahassee Police Department announces Salau as missing person
In a statement drafted on June 9 but shared on Facebook by the department on June 10, police urged the public to report any sightings of Salau to the department’s Special Victims Unit.
The statement said Salau could be in the area of Jakes and Patterson Street.
June 8 – June 14: Salau’s name trends on social media for a week
Salau’s name continued to trend on social media as people called on police to investigate her disappearance.
June 11: Victoria Sims reported missing
Sims was first reported missing on June 11.
She was last seen on Blairstone Road, near Monday Road, driving a Toyota Camry.
June 13: Missing person alert for Victoria Sims is issued at 8.50pm
Authorities issued a missing person alert for Sims.
June 13: Police find two bodies while following up on missing persons case
Authorities discovered two bodies around 9.15pm in the 2100 block of Monday Road.
June 14: Police arrest suspect
Authorities announced on social media that they arrested a suspect believed to connected to the murders of both women.
June 15: Identities confirmed
Police confirm the victims as Salau and Sims. No other details about their murders have been released.
Authorities also identified the suspect as Aaron Glee Jr, 49.
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’.’
Just hours before she went missing on June 6, Salau shared on Twitter that she had been molested by a man earlier that morning
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’
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.
Just hours after posting the tweets, Salau disappeared. Several people took to Twitter early Monday morning and started sharing the ‘#RIP Toyin’ hashtag
Police have not said whether or not Glee is the same man Salau accused of molesting her on June 6 before she disappeared
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.’
Police identified Sims (left) as the second victim. AARP Florida announced her death on Facebook and Twitter Sunday night
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.