former Army IT specialist 31-Year-old Ayoola Ajayi Arrested murder charges in the death of MacKenzie Lueck
Ayoola AJ Ajayi Biography – Wiki
Ayoola Ajayi was born in 1988. He is an Army IT specialist, who arrested murder charges in the death of MacKenzie Lueck.
Ajayi was employed by the Army as an Information Technology Specialist for nearly two years before leaving in June 2016, according to his LinkedIn.
He currently works at Dell as a Senior Technical Support Analyst and has so for the past 10 months.
Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said on Thursday the male person of interest is not in custody.
Authorities have said they believe the house has a connection to the disappearance of Lueck but declined to provide any more details.
The announcement came shortly after authorities spent 19 hours searching Ajayi’s home in a middle-class neighborhood on Salt Lake City’s west side, with neighbors describing officers entering it with shovels and police dogs.
Police have not indicated if they suspect foul play, but said they were worried as she has missed classes and flights.
Who is MacKenzie Lueck
Mackenzie Lueck is a 23-year-old Utah University student, missing from Monday, June 17 morning when her Lyft driver dropped her off in North Salt Lake, near Salt Lake City. She had ordered the car from the airport earlier after flying in from California where she had been attending her grandmother’s funeral. Her phone has been turned off since the ride.
Salt Lake City Police have been searching the home of a man they identified as a person of interest in Lueck’s case, revealing they had collected evidence from the home at a press conference on Thursday.
While police declined to name the homeowner, DailyMail.com learned it is owned by Ayoola ‘AJ’ Ajayi, 31, who lists a private room inside the home on Airbnb for up to $40 a night.
Officials announced they are now searching for a mattress and box spring that Ajayi had given away for free on resale website LetGo five days ago.
Salt Lake City Police requested for the person who picked up the items to contact them, as they continue searching for Lueck.
Lueck, a 23-year-old sorority member, disappeared after taking a Lyft car on June 17 from the airport to a park located miles away from her apartment.