Found Deceased UT - REMAINS FOUND - MacKenzie "Kenzie" Lueck, 23, Salt Lake City, 17 June 2019 #9 *ARREST*

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  1. Dhighsmith

    Dhighsmith SouthGA

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    Also get look at search warrant detail.

     
  2. ChiCubs2016

    ChiCubs2016 Well-Known Member

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    @yellowmoose I am so sorry for your lose. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Kenzie's family. This is heartbreaking. I have been so grateful of the information you have provided.
     
  3. EmilyVan

    EmilyVan Skeptic

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    How about public executions? JMO
     
  4. Amonet

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  5. oviedo

    oviedo Well-Known Member

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    From the presser - they mentioned contact on June 16th between the killer - but are not elaborating anything further. Are the arrest warrants public in UT?
     
  6. Ragnarok

    Ragnarok Well-Known Member

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    Trial.
     
  7. ZZbball22

    ZZbball22 If we ignore the facts, we are blind. Goodbye WS

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    @yellowmoose

    My heart goes out to everyone close to her and everyone involved in trying to help bring her home. :(
     
  8. Joe Friday

    Joe Friday Well-Known Member

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    Glad she has been found, not sure why it took so long. LE had all the evidence they needed from her phone records. They should have been at that house days ago.

    JMO
     
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  9. girlhasnoname

    girlhasnoname Well-Known Member

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    Sadly another innocent woman, killed at the hands of a creepy predator. I am not surprised at the outcome, but deeply saddened.

    Sincere condolences to Kenzie's family and friends during this time. Devastating news.
     
  10. poppydarling

    poppydarling Verified Criminologist - Victimization Expert

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    Devastating. I hope Kenzie rests easy and knows just how loved she is.
     
  11. PixieStix

    PixieStix Well-Known Member

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    Yes for aggravated murder I don't have a link to that. Will find and edit.
     
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  13. Dhighsmith

    Dhighsmith SouthGA

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    Anyone else getting “database” error here?
     
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  14. Emi

    Emi CSKA Sofia fan!!! Huge Golden State Warriors fan!

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  15. Coquette

    Coquette Observer

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    He was in touch with her the day before she landed. This was stated at the presser. I believe that he did know her. He denied everything, but they found digital evidence to prove he was lying.
     
  16. J Block

    J Block Active Member

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    If I remember correctly, it was stated somewhere, that he had “severe allergies”. I also believe he had a “respiratory emergency” while Police had initially questioned him.
     
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  17. shanadk

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    Worked less than 2 years for the Army. Resume is full of lies.

    Warning signs everywhere.
    Women coming and going from house..

    Warning signs
     
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  18. SuperTmo

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    It sounds like his burning wasn’t as effective as he expected so he buried what he couldn’t burn?
     
  19. ludakristen

    ludakristen Well-Known Member

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    They didn't get her phone records right away. They had to get warrants and all that stuff, it took some time.
     
  20. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Super sad. I was impressed, however, with the dignity and solemnity of the LE officials present.
     
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  21. Elle*Bee

    Elle*Bee We're all just stories in the end.

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    I had considered the possibility, but thought it unlikely due to the length of time/amount of heat required combined with the proximity to neighbors. I thought he might have taken her elsewhere but burned her belongings.

    Edited to add: the only thing that had me wondering about the fire was the presence of the ME van.
     
  22. morty4185

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    So extremely sad. We live in a very broken world.
     
  23. DenaliSpirit

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    Leads me to believe this wasn't premeditated. Of course he could just be really stupid for someone who works in IT.
    I don't think we'll hear the details of that for quite some time.
     
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  24. dancemom

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    This is heartbreaking. So sorry for all who knew and loved Kenzie.

    I'm sure LE are on top of it, but I hope they look into all of his online connections, AirBnB customers, etc to see if there are any links to other missing women.

    Edited to complete last sentence.
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2019
  25. DissociativeFugue

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    Oh my God. He really did burn her. I thought that the bonfires were him burning her personal effects (suitcase, etc.) as burning plastic can have a really nasty smell. But no, he burned her too. /:

    My deepest condolences to her family and friends. I have no words. I can only pray that they find some type of peace and comfort right now.

    MacKenzie is just one year younger than me. She could have easily been a friend of mine. It hits a bit close to home being that she is in my same age group.

    What she went through must have been terrifying; I hope it was quick. I also hope that this SCUM OF THE EARTH is shown no mercy in court & is prosecuted to the highest extent of the law.

    May she Rest In Peace. To family and friends, I am so sorry. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

    Fly High MacKenzie Lueck

    P.S. Does Utah have the death penalty? If so, what is the likelihood this *** could receive it?
     
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  26. MassGuy

    MassGuy The Monsters Ain’t the Ones Beneath the Bed

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    Yup. And a conviction is a foregone conclusion now.

    Tremendous evidence against him.
     
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  27. Kadoober

    Kadoober Do you want me to refresh your memory?

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    They were at his house the day after they got her records.
    Things moved very quickly once they had those in hand.
     
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    That's what I want to know, too. He's, seemingly educated, and works in IT... he had to know about digital footprints.
     
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    I'm always so impressed when a family member decides to speak at these announcements - I don't know how they do it.
     
  30. Kadoober

    Kadoober Do you want me to refresh your memory?

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    KSL has just stated that the 2nd person initially taken into custody was ONLY taken in due to LE policy, as he was in the apartment with the perp at the time.
    He has not been held, and KSL will no longer show his image on their station.
     
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    My condolences and prayers go out to @yellowmoose, Mackenzie's family and friends, sorority sisters and all who are affected by this tragedy.
     
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    Man charged with murder, kidnapping of missing Utah student Mackenzie Lueck
    [...]

    Ayoola Ajayi is charged with aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping and other charges, authorities announced.

    Salt Lake City police chief Mike Brown said he personally telephoned the young lady's parents in Southern California to tell them their daughter was dead.

    “This is one of the most difficult phone calls I have ever made as both Greg and his wife Diana are devastated, are broken by this news," Brown said.

    [...]

    Man arrested on suspicion of murder, kidnapping in disappearance of MacKenzie Lueck
    A man has been arrested and will face charges of murder, kidnapping and obstruction of justice in the death of missing University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck.

    Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown identified the man as Ayoola Ajayi.

    Ajayi was arrested Friday morning after SWAT personnel responded to an apartment complex in Salt Lake City.

    Police said during Friday’s press conference that forensic evidence collected at a home Ajayi owns revealed DNA belonging to Lueck.

    Police said the man is accused of murdering the woman and burning her remains in his backyard in an attempt to hide the crime.

    [...]
     
  34. klind55

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    Yes.
     
  35. DissociativeFugue

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    Also, I hope her peers (and family) utilize appropriate resources to heal after this tragedy. :(
     
  36. Elliot_Alderson

    Elliot_Alderson Well-Known Idiot

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    Do charging documents/documents for search warrants get posted to media threads once they are made public?
     
  37. SuperTmo

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    My internet took a crap during the presser and I missed a lot.

    Did they say if they knew each other? What a motive might be?
     
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  38. InspectGadget

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    @yellowmoose, I am deeply sorry for your loss.

    Sending you hugs from across the country!

    Any one of us would consider ourselves to be lucky to have as dedicated and loving of a friend as you are to Kenzie. You and all of her friends define and represent how wonderful of a young woman Kenzie truly seemed to be.

    While still new to Websleuths, I have been following a few cases whose end result made me cry tbh. However, the value of the website as a forum for those helping every single victim is why I keep coming back. Despite the sometimes horrible world we live in, I feel it is a true testament to the wonderful people there are in this world as well. Appreciation to all who have been an advocate for Kenzie and other victims here.
     
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