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Ayoola Ajayi | Murder of Mackenzie Lueck
Ayoola Ajayi | Murder of Mackenzie Lueck
The murder of Mackenzie Lueck occurred on June 17, 2019. Lueck, a 23-year-old student at the University of Utah, was reported missing and her bound, burned, and buried remains were later discovered. Ayoola Ajayi, 31, was arrested and charged with Lueck's kidnapping and murder. In October 2020, Ajayi pleaded guilty to Lueck's murder and was subsequently sentenced to life in prison without parole.
On June 17, 2019, in the early morning hours, Lueck arrived at the Salt Lake International Airport from California. She was picked up by a Lyft driver and taken to Hatch Park, where she had agreed to meet Ajayi. According to Ajayi's defense attorney, Lueck had met him on a dating website in 2018. Lueck and Ajayi agreed to meet up once she returned from California to Utah. Lueck, who told the driver she was meeting a friend, was dropped off at around 3:00 am.
Ajayi had planned to murder Lueck prior to picking her up, turning off the video of his home security system to avoid documenting her presence in his home. Once he and Lueck were at his residence in the Fairpark neighborhood, he tied her hands behind her back with zip ties and rope and tried to choke her with his hands, continuing after Lueck told him to stop. Ajayi says he then moved Lueck onto her stomach and strangled her with a belt until she stopped moving. Additionally, Lueck suffered blunt force trauma on the left side of her head. She was also found to be missing part of her scalp and had a five-centimeter hole in her skull. An autopsy found that the blunt force trauma to the left side of her skull caused brain hemorrhaging that ultimately killed her. According to District Attorney Sim Gill, the evidence suggested that Ajayi murdered Lueck to see what it felt like to kill.
After murdering Lueck, Ajayi claims he buried her body and some of her belongings in his backyard and threw some of her belongings into the Jordan River. The next day, he burned her remains. Days later, after police came to Ajayi’s house to ask him questions about Lueck’s disappearance, he dug up Lueck's remains and took them to Logan Canyon. There, Ajayi buried Lueck in a wooded area in a shallow grave.
Ajayi is originally from Nigeria and has a green card that allows him to work in the US. He formerly studied at Utah State University but was barred from campus in 2012 for several reasons, including problems with his visa and allegations that he had stolen an iPad. Ajayi was allowed to return to campus in 2015 after resolving issues with his visa. He studied computer science but did not graduate. Ajayi was an information technology worker and was briefly in the Army National Guard. According to prosecutors, he and Lueck met in 2018 on a dating website called Seeking Arrangements, which represents itself as a platform for "sugar daddies" and "sugar babies" to meet.
According to a contractor, in April 2019, Ajayi asked him to build a secret soundproofed room under the front porch with head-height hooks on the wall and a fingerprint scanner for entry. Ajayi claimed that he wanted to hide alcohol from his Mormon girlfriend. The contractor was uncomfortable with the request and turned it down. A cleaner separately said that she noticed a lot of cameras in Ajayi's home, especially in the master bedroom.
Prior to murdering Lueck, Ajayi sexually assaulted a woman who he had met on a dating app and invited to his residence. On March 10, 2018, Ajayi invited the woman into his home. While they watched TV on his couch he began “intensely” kissing the victim and trying to inappropriately and forcefully touch her. When she tried to get away, Ajayi pinned her down and bit her at least three times, causing "significant pain" and leaving "bruising and bite marks." According to the North Park Police Department of North Logan, Utah, Ajayi was also investigated in connection with a rape reported in 2014. The alleged victim did not pursue charges. Ajayi has also been accused by his ex-wife of threatening to have someone kidnap and kill her, leading her to cut off communication with him. Ajayi's ex-wife also reported that he would get “real aggressive” when she didn’t do what he demanded.
Ajayi wrote a book called "Forge Identity" featuring two characters who are killed and burned. The book features Ezekiel, the protagonist, who as a teenager “must decide if he will join the ranks of a criminal mastermind, or fight to escape the tyranny that has surrounded his young life.” The book was sold on Amazon and the author's name was the same as that of Ajayi. A Facebook page with photos of Ajayi promoted the book. The book was later taken off Amazon.