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Friends Hold Vigil For Oluwatoyin Salau

Blaise Gainey
Friends place candles, flowers, and signs down in honor of Oluwatoyin Salau, a 19-year-old woman found dead in Tallahassee, FL.

Friends of Toyin Salau the 19-year-old woman found dead along with 75-year-old Victoria Sims held a candlelight vigil last night in her memory. The ceremony was held on Monday Road where their bodies were found.

Close friends of Salau helped organize a vigil, hours after finding out that she had been found dead. Chynna Carney is one of them.

"Yes, Toyin struggled all her life, her life was not easy at all. She went through a lot of abuse sexually, mentally, physically, whatever type of abuse," Carney said. "Although she went through everything she was a very sad girl she had a beautiful soul. She loved and had passion in everything that she did."

Orange County Public Records
Mug shot of Aaron Glee Jr., 49-year-old suspect in the double homicide of Oluwatoyin Salau and Victoria Sims.

Aaron Glee Jr. is believed to have murdered both Salau and Sims, he was arrested Sunday morning in Orlando. He’s being held on a Leon County Warrant that lists the charge as felony murder. Glee is no stranger to jail. He was behind bars May 30 and June 9 on charges related to abuse of women.

Salau and Sims were both missing for days before being found. Residents of Monday Road say they had searched in their area and saw nothing. They say Glee was an outsider who had recently moved to the area.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.