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CrimeUtah authorities used the suspect's cellphone records to find the body of a missing college student in a remote canyon 80 miles north of Salt Lake City

22:50  11 july  2019
22:50  11 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

Remains of slain college student recovered

Remains of slain college student recovered Ayoola Ajayi, 31, is accused of killing Mackenzie Lueck, 23.

Authorities finally found the body of missing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck after cellphone records from her suspected murderer placed his phone at a canyon 80 miles north of Salt Lake City , prosecutors announced Wednesday. Investigators uncovered Lueck' s body on July 3

against a man who allegedly killed missing Utah college student Mackenzie Lueck, authorities said Friday. Suspect charged with aggravated murder of missing student . Park and North Logan about 80 miles north of North Salt Lake , said Friday that Ajayi was the suspect in a 2014 sexual

Authorities finally found the body of missing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck after cellphone records from her suspected murderer placed his phone at a canyon 80 miles north of Salt Lake City, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Investigators uncovered Lueck's body on July 3, some 16 days after she took a Lyft from the local airport to a city park and vanished.

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill told reporters at a press conference that an extensive search of Lueck and her suspected murderer's cellphone records helped them piece the puzzle together.

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SALT LAKE CITY — The body of a slain college student has been recovered in a Utah canyon about 85 miles away from a backyard in Salt Lake City where other remains were found last week, police said Friday. The disclosure came in the case involving 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck.

The body of slain Utah student Mackenzie Lueck was discovered in a canyon about 85 miles from the Salt Lake City home Another devastating call,” Salt Lake City police Chief Mike Brown said. Ajayi’ s cellphone records link him to the park at the same time Lueck disappeared, authorities said.

Prosecutors formally charged 31-year-old Ayoola Ajayi on Wednesday with aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping, desecration of a human body, and obstruction of justice.

Gill said the records show that both Lueck and Ajayi's cellphones were at Hatch Park at 2:59 a.m. on June 17, and Lueck's phone was immediately powered off. It was never turned back on.

Utah authorities used the suspect's cellphone records to find the body of a missing college student in a remote canyon 80 miles north of Salt Lake City© Associated Press/Rick BowmerRead more: The suspect in the case of missing student Mackenzie Lueck wanted to build a secret, soundproof room under his front porch, a contractor says

Investigators uncovered disturbing pieces of evidence that led them to charge Ajayi

By 3:07 a.m., Ajayi's cellphone was back at his home, the same location where neighbors would detect a "horrible smell" from a fire in Ajayi's backyard later that same day.

Mackenzie Lueck investigation: Prosecutors have been granted an extension to file charges in the Utah college student's case

Mackenzie Lueck investigation: Prosecutors have been granted an extension to file charges in the Utah college student's case The man suspected of killing missing Utah college student Mackenzie Lueck will continue to be held in jail without bail for another week after prosecutors on Tuesday received an extension to file charges. A motion granted by Utah's Third District Court gives the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office until next week to charge Ayoola Ajayi in Lueck's death, the district attorney's office said in a statement. Unless a court rules for an extension, a suspect may only be held in custody for 72 hours before charges are filed or they must be released. Ajayi, 31, was arrested Friday and booked into the Salt Lake County jail.

The body of a slain college student has been recovered in a canyon about 85 miles away from a backyard in Salt Lake City where other remains were found last week, Utah police said Friday. The body was discovered Wednesday in Logan Canyon . Lueck disappeared June 17, after she returned

The body of a slain college student has been recovered in a Utah canyon about 85 miles away from a backyard Authorities previously said some of her charred remains and personal belongings were found in a suspect ' s The body was discovered Wednesday in Logan Canyon , north of the city .

When authorities searched Ajayi's home on June 26, they said they found a fire pit containing human bone, charred muscular tissue, part of a scalp with hair, a cellphone, and other "charred personal items" that belonged to Lueck.

Gill said investigators also found charred black fabric, buckles, and other items in an alleyway adjacent to Ajayi's home.

But the final piece of evidence that led investigators said let them to the rest of Lueck's body were the records that showed Ajayi's cellphone near Logan Canyon, some 80 miles north of Salt Lake City, on June 25, between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.

When detectives trekked to Logan Canyon to investigate, they eventually found a "disturbed area of soil" under a remote grove of trees.

"Under the soil, detectives located a charred human body," Gill said.

Utah authorities used the suspect's cellphone records to find the body of a missing college student in a remote canyon 80 miles north of Salt Lake City© Associated Press/Rick Bowmer

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Suspect in death of Mackenzie Lueck banned from college, faced police problems, records show

Suspect in death of Mackenzie Lueck banned from college, faced police problems, records show Ayoola Ajayi, the man suspected in the death of 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck, was banned from Utah State University after being jailed on suspicion of theft, according to school documents obtained by The Times. Police reports from campus law enforcement indicated Ajayi was homeless in 2012 and living on the campus with an expired visa. He was accused of stealing an iPad, and police said he used it to play video games and look for a wife to avoid being deported, despite being married at the time. Prosecutors have until next week to file charges against Ajayi in Lueck’s case.

The body of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck has been found in a canyon almost three weeks after she disappeared. The college ’ s IT department tracked the computer through its IP address. According to police reports, authorities first encountered Ajayi in May 2012, when campus

SALT LAKE CITY -- The body of Mackenzie Lueck, a University of Utah student from Southern California, has been found a week after a man was arrested on suspicion of the 23-year-old woman' s kidnapping and murder, authorities said Friday. At a press conference, Salt Lake City Police Chief

Gill went on to describe authorities' gruesome discovery. Lueck's arms had been bound behind her back by a zip tie and rope, he said. There was also a 5 cm hole bored into the left side of her skull, and part of the left side of her scalp was completely missing.

The medical examiner who performed the autopsy found that Lueck died after suffering blunt-force trauma to the left side of her head, Gill said.

Gill added that the investigation is still ongoing. The Deseret News reported that police were back at Ajayi's house Wednesday with a new search warrant, though it's unclear what they were looking for.

The capital murder charge against Ajayi could possibly yield the death penalty if he is convicted, but Gill said at the press conference that it's too early to tell whether his office will seek such a sentence.

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