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Tallahassee Police Department releases more details in double homicide investigation

TPD says they're "committed to ensuring justice"
Posted at 11:29 AM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 11:42:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Tallahassee Police Department has released more information about the Saturday night homicide on Monday Road.

Police said 19-year-old Oluwatoyin Salau first contacted TPD on June 6 to report a possible sexual battery that occurred the previous evening. That sexual assault was also detailed on Salau's Twitter page before her disappearance.

Soon after, as officers followed up on her case, Salau's family reported her missing. That's when TPD said it intensified its efforts to locate Salau.

"Outreach was initiated to her known associates and victim advocate groups to which she had been referred. Additionally, officers checked locations she and others without permanent residences frequented," police wrote. "A missing person flier was widely disseminated, garnering national attention. A team of more than a dozen TPD investigators worked tirelessly to find Salau."

But as Salau's disappearance got national attention, police said misinformation spread, including false tip line numbers.

During this time, police said a second woman, long-time AARP volunteer 75-year-old Victoria Sims, was reported missing by her family.

"Responding officers found that her residence had been ransacked and burglarized and her vehicle was missing. Information obtained during that investigation led TPD to a home on Monday Road," TPD wrote in the release.

That's where both Salau and Sims were discovered deceased at the home, which belonged to the suspect, Aaron Glee, Jr.

TPD said Glee left for Orlando on a bus before TPD's arrival at his home.

At the request of TPD, the Orlando Police Department was able to intercept Glee and take him into custody. TPD immediately sent investigators to Orlando to further the investigation.

Based on the evidence, Glee was charged with murder and kidnapping.

"TPD investigators are continuing their efforts to solidify information obtained during the course of the multiple investigations connected to the double murder," police wrote.

At this time, police said there is no indication that the original sexual battery Salau reported is related to her death. They said the information and description Salau provided to police and posted on social media prior to her disappearance does not match the person ultimately found to be responsible for her murder.

"As the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) continues its active investigation into the tragic deaths of Oluwatoyin Salau and Victoria Sims, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to their families and all those who knew them through their individual volunteer work," the department wrote in a press release. "Each woman was passionate about improving the lives of others. With Salau protesting for justice and policy change with Movement 850 and Sims serving the elderly with AARP, TPD is committed to upholding the legacies of their service on behalf of others by bringing the person responsible for their murders to justice."

The public is asked to report any information they may have that could aid in Salau's original battery case or the double murder of Salau and Sims. You can report information directly to TPD at 850-891-4200 or anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS (8477).