The alleged murderer of a missing 19-year-old Black Lives Matter protester and a 75-year-old woman confessed to his mother about the killings, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Aaron Glee Jr, 49, was arrested on Sunday after police found the bodies of the two women near his Tallahassee, Florida home.
Oluwatoyin Salau, 19, had been missing since June 6, when she tweeted she had been molested by a black man, sparking hundreds on social media to call for a police search.
In a bombshell exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Glee’s mother, Sandra Cutliff, revealed that her son had called her from jail on Sunday night and confessed to strangling the young woman and also murdering his ‘white grandmother’, 75-year-old Victoria Sims.
Cutliff, 67, said her son suffered from mental health problems and had been on a downward spiral into a psychotic break over the past few weeks.
Aaron Glee Jr., 49, was arrested after the bodies of Oluwatoyin Salau, 19, and Victoria Sims, 75, were found in Tallahassee, Florida, Saturday. His mother tells DailyMail.com that he confessed to the killings to her
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
Glee told his mother he met Salau on the bus, invited her to his home and let her shower there, Cutliff said.
He told Cutliff that Salau asked him for ‘molly’ (ecstasy) and when he refused she called him a ‘n****r’, the mother told DailyMail.com.
Glee then flew into a rage and strangled her to death, Cutliff said.
Glee’s mother, Sandra Cutliff, revealed that her son had called her from jail on Sunday night and confessed to strangling the young woman and killing the other
‘He told me that after she got out the shower she wanted molly. He told her he wasn’t going to buy it. He said she called him a f***-ass n****r and bit him. That triggered him off,’ she said.
Some time after the first alleged murder, Cutliff said Sims came to his house to check on him.
The 75-year-old, a long-time volunteer for AARP Florida and member of Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church, was friends with Glee and helped him look after himself and get government services, Cutliff told DailyMail.com.
She said Glee referred to Sims as ‘Miss Vicky’ and his ‘white grandmother’ and would sometimes cook for her
Cutliff said her son confessed that when Sims visited him last week she called him a ‘slob’, he became enraged again and killed her.
The mother said she did not know when exactly her son committed the two alleged murders. Salau was last seen on June 6, and Sims on June 11.
On the day she disappeared, Salau shared a series of disturbing tweets about being molested by a black man who offered her a ride.
Police have not said whether or not Glee is the same man Salau accused of molesting before she disappeared.
Cutliff said her son did not sexually assault Salau and does not have a vehicle.
It has also emerged that Glee was arrested two weeks ago on May 30 for aggravated battery causing bodily harm and released on a $2,500 bond two days later.
His mother told DailyMail.com that the arrest occurred after Glee attacked a woman at a bus stop when she called him the n-word.
Just hours after posting the tweets, Salau disappeared. Several people took to Twitter early Monday morning and started sharing the ‘#RIP Toyin’ hashtag
Glee told his mother he met Salau on the bus, invited her to his home and let her shower there, Cutliff said. He told Cutliff that Salau asked him for ‘molly’ (ecstasy) and when he refused she called him a ‘n****r’, the mother told DailyMail.com
Police identified Sims (left) as the second victim. AARP Florida announced her death on Facebook and Twitter Sunday night
Prison records show Glee has an extensive criminal history dating back to 1989, including convictions for robbery, grand theft auto, credit card fraud, throwing a ‘deadly missile’ at a building and forging bills.
He has previously been arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession, burglary, cocaine possession with intent to sell, battery and providing false identification to police.
Sylvia Hubbard, head of Tallahassee charity the Minority Alliance for Advocating Community Awareness and Action (MAACA), told DailyMail.com she had worked closely with Glee for over a year and the charity had paid for some of his food and bills.
Hubbard said she met with Glee in Tallahassee to give him bus passes on Thursday, the day Salau disappeared.
‘It’s affecting all of us. I was on my way to Aaron’s house on Thursday. I’m always fussing with him. Was I the next victim, would he have hurt me?’ she said.
‘When I talked to him on Thursday I didn’t realize that he was crashing.’
Cutliff (pictured) said in the weeks before the killings, her son was having auditory hallucinations, hearing loud music outside his house when there was none
In a telephone interview with Hubbard and Cutliff, the charity worker explained what Glee had confessed to his mother from jail on Sunday night, while Cutliff agreed.
Hubbard said Glee also confessed to her about the bus stop attack that led to his arrest on May 30.
‘I talked to him after he got out of jail,’ Hubbard told DailyMail.com. ‘I said ‘what happened?’ He said, ‘We was all standing at the bus stop. She said things like that to her boyfriend but when she called me a n****r something happened and I hit her. And before I knew it the police was there and took me to jail’.
‘This was the beginning of the spiral downward. That was the trigger that he was going to a place where he needed to maybe be put in a home or something to get himself together.
‘He was crumbling around us and we just failed him and didn’t realize it.
‘In this case, had people been persistent in his medical treatment, this would not have happened.’
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’
Cutliff said in the weeks before the killings, her son was having auditory hallucinations, hearing loud music outside his house when there was none.
‘He told me he would go outside and yell to see where the music was, and there wasn’t any music,’ the mother said. ‘He did that a few times, and he told me ‘mamma I think I’m losing my mind.’
‘I said ‘Son you can go get some help.’ He said they wanted to ‘vaporize’ him, that’s all he would tell me.’
Cutliff said Glee’s mental health began to deteriorate in January after his girlfriend broke up with him.
She said that around February police picked him up from his home and took him to the Apalachee Center, a mental health clinic in Tallahassee, but he refused to stay at the center.
AARP Florida announced Sims’ death on Facebook and Twitter on Sunday evening.
According to the organization she is survived by two daughters, Brenda and June, and several grandchildren.
Sims retired several years ago from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
Salau was vocal in the Black Lives Matter protests 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,’ she said.
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.’
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.