Mackenzie Lueck Homicide

SWAT officers take 31-year-old Ayoola Ajayi into custody on suspicion of the murder of 23-year-old ...
Brittany Glas & Jared Turner, KSL TV

Call Between Police, Ajayi Before Arrest Released To KSL Investigators

A nearly 10-minute phone call between police and the suspect in the disappearance of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck was among the hundreds of photos, videos and documents released by the Salt Lake City Police Department.
2 years ago
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Brittany Glas & Jared Turner, KSL TV

Police Release New Photos, Info In Mackenzie Lueck Murder Case

More than 18 months after University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck was abducted and murdered, we have new insight into the police investigation.
2 years ago
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Jed Boal & Brittany Glas, KSL TV

Ayoola Ajayi Sentenced To Life For Murder Of Mackenzie Lueck

The man who pleaded guilty to the murder of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck was sentence Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
2 years ago
Salt Lake police arrest Ayoola Adisa Ajayi, 31, at an apartment complex at 1028 S. West Temple on F...
Brittany Glas & Jared Turner, KSL TV

Expert Theorizes Ayoola Ajayi Was Becoming A Serial Killer

The KSL Investigators sat down with a retired FBI special agent who said he believes the man who pleaded guilty to the murder of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck was on his way to becoming a career killer.
2 years ago
Ayoola Ajayi, age 32, appears in court on  Wednesday, October 7, 2020 to plead guilty in the kidnap...
Jared Turner & Andrew Adams, KSL TV

Ayoola Ajayi Pleads Guilty To Murder Of Mackenzie Lueck

Ayoola Ajayi plead guilty to murdering University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck in June 2019. In exchange for the guilty pleas, prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty.
2 years ago
Salt Lake police arrest Ayoola Adisa Ajayi, 31, at an apartment complex at 1028 S. West Temple on F...
LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press

Ayoola Ajayi Pleads Not Guilty In Child Porn Case

A tech worker accused of killing a Utah college student has pleaded not guilty to 19 felony counts linked to child pornography allegedly found on his computer.
2 years ago
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KSL TV

Mackenzie Lueck Murder Suspect’s Home Up For Sale

The former Salt Lake City residence of the man charged in the murder of MacKenzie Lueck, has been put up for sale.
3 years ago
Ayoola Adisa Ajayi, accused in the June killing of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck, appe...
Associated Press

Ayoola Ajayi Will Stand Trial In Sexual Assault Case

A man accused of killing a Utah college student was ordered Friday to stand trial on charges he sexually assaulted another woman he met on a dating site more than a year before the slaying.
3 years ago
Ayoola Ajayi appeared in court on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, for a scheduling conference....
KSL TV

Man Accused In Death Of Mackenzie Lueck Appears In Court

Ayoola Ajayi, 31, appeared in person at the Matheson Courthouse for a scheduling conference Monday.
3 years ago
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NBC

‘Dateline: Into The Dark’ Focusing On Search For Mackenzie Lueck

Keith Morrison reports on the search that made national headlines and the secret that shocked even her closest friends.
3 years ago
Salt Lake police arrest Ayoola Adisa Ajayi, 31, at an apartment complex at 1028 S. West Temple on F...
Pat Reavy, Deseret News

Man Accused Of Killing Mackenzie Lueck Now Faces Child Porn Charges

The man accused of killing and burning the remains of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck now faces additional charges of possessing child pornography.
3 years ago
Salt Lake police arrest Ayoola Adisa Ajayi, 31, at an apartment complex at 1028 S. West Temple on F...
Brittany Glas, KSL TV

Thousands Of Pictures Collected In Case Against Suspect Of Slain Student

Evidence collected in the murder investigation of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck show the Salt Lake District Attorney's Office has collected thousands of pictures in their case against Ayoola Ajayi.
3 years ago
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ASSOCIATED PRESS

Police Have Searched Dating Sites In Case Of Slain Student

Authorities investigating the death of Utah college student Mackenzie Lueck have searched dating sites for both her and the man charged in her death.
3 years ago
Salt Lake police arrest Ayoola Adisa Ajayi, 31, at an apartment complex at 1028 S. West Temple on F...
Felicia Martinez, KSL TV

Man Accused Of Murdering Mackenzie Lueck Makes First Court Appearance

The man accused of killing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck appeared in court for his initial appearance before a judge.
3 years ago
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Brittany Glas, KSL TV

KSL Investigates Ayoola Ajayi’s Online Persona

You can learn a lot about someone when you take a look at their activity online. One social media network after another – various profiles and posts – all reveal certain details about a person's interests, personality and their behavior. Ayoola Ajayi, 31, is no exception.
3 years ago
Salt Lake police arrest Ayoola Adisa Ajayi, 31, at an apartment complex at 1028 S. West Temple on F...
Brittany Glas, KSL TV

KSL Investigates Ayoola Ajayi’s Changing Immigration Status

Although much of a person’s immigration status is private information, representatives with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Ayoola Adisa Ajayi, the suspect charged in the murder of Mackenzie Lueck, is a lawful legal resident and he was at the time of his arrest.
3 years ago
Mackenzie Lueck at the SLC International Airport on June 17th. 
Photo courtesy of SLC PD...
KSL TV

Additional Details Released With Formal Charges In Lueck Homicide

Detectives discovered the location of Mackenzie Lueck’s body by following the digital footprint of the man suspected of killing the 23-year-old University of Utah student, prosecutors said.
3 years ago
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KSL TV

Friends Of Mackenzie Lueck Thank Police, Push For Changes

Friends of Mackenzie Lueck thanked the Salt Lake City Police Department during a city council meeting Tuesday night, and they also called for change when it comes to safety.
3 years ago
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Andrew Adams, KSL TV

Questions Linger After SLC Police Announce Recovery of Mackenzie Lueck’s Body in Logan Canyon

Several questions lingered late Friday after Salt Lake City Police announced they had found the body of Mackenzie Lueck in Logan Canyon, including what took investigators to an area more than 80 miles away from where other evidence was recovered in the case.
3 years ago
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KSL TV

Mackenzie Lueck’s Remains Found In Logan Canyon

The remains of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck have been recovered in Logan Canyon, according to the Salt Lake City Police Department.
3 years ago
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LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press

Suspect In Mackenzie Lueck’s Death Barred From USU Campus

A man arrested in the death of a Utah college student whose charred remains were found in his backyard was banned from the campus of Utah State University in 2012, according to documents released on Tuesday.
3 years ago
SWAT officers take 31-year-old Ayoola Ajayi into custody on suspicion of the murder of 23-year-old ...
Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Extension Granted On Formal Charges Against Lueck Murder Suspect

The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office is getting an extension to file formal charges in the case against a man accused of killing 23-year old Mackenzie Lueck last month.
3 years ago
Salt Lake police arrest Ayoola Adisa Ajayi, 31, at an apartment complex at 1028 S. West Temple on F...
KSL TV

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

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.
3 years ago
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Ashley Kewish, KSL TV

Friends, Family Honor Mackenzie Lueck At Prayer Vigil

Monday’s event  was originally organized to be a prayer vigil for people to come together and pray for Mackenzie's safe return.
3 years ago
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