MACKENZIE LUECK HOMICIDE

District Attorney Files Motion To Extend Jail Hold For Man Accused In Lueck Case

Jul 2, 2019, 10:33 AM
Salt Lake police arrest Ayoola Adisa Ajayi, 31, at an apartment complex at 1028 S. West Temple on F...
Salt Lake police arrest Ayoola Adisa Ajayi, 31, at an apartment complex at 1028 S. West Temple on Friday, June 28, 2019. Police say Ajayi was arrested for investigation of aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping and desecration of a body in the disappearance of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)
(Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday filed a motion to extend the jail hold for the man accused in the Mackenzie Lueck case.

Ayoola Ajayi, 31, of Salt Lake City, was arrested June 28 in connection to Lueck’s disappearance and murder. However, formal charges against Ajayi have not yet been filed.

Utah’s Third District Court granted the motion Tuesday morning.

The motion to extend Ajayi’s jail hold has extended the time to file charges to next week, according to a statement from the DA’s office.

“Mr. Ajayi will be held without bail until that time,” the media release states. “Mr. Ajayi is presumed innocent until proven guilty.”

Ajayi faces charges of aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping, obstruction, and desecrating a human body.

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District Attorney Files Motion To Extend Jail Hold For Man Accused In Lueck Case