Suspect in MacKenzie Lueck’s murder was investigated for sex offense

Mug shot: Ayoola Ajayi

NORTH PARK, Utah — A woman decided not to pursue charges against Ayoola Adisa Ajayi when police investigated him for a sex offense/rape complaint in 2014, according to North Park Police.

“The adult female victim in this incident did not wish to pursue charges in this matter,” a news release from the North Park Police Department said.

Ajayi was arrested Friday in connection with the death of MacKenzie Lueck, a 23-year-old University of Utah student who disappeared earlier this month.

Police said Friday that Ajayi is to be charged with aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping, desecration of a corpse and obstruction of justice in the Lueck case.

According to North Park Police records, Ajayi lived in North Logan from 2003-2015.

A GoFundMe set up by a close friend of MacKenzie’s to help the Lueck family with funeral costs can be found here. 

Support is available 24/7 in Utah for those dealing with domestic or intimate partner violence. Visit the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition online or call 1-800-897-5465 for resources and assistance. In an emergency, dial 911.

Other resources available:

  • University of Utah Counseling Center: 801-581-6826
    • After-hours crisis line: 801-587-3000
  • University of Utah Center for Student Wellness: 801-581-7776
  • 24/7 Crisis Line on SafeUT App
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