The body of murdered University of Utah student Mackenzie Leuck was found 80 miles north of Salt Lake City, police said Friday.
Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said the remains of the 22-year-old college student were recovered Wednesday in Logan Canyon. It has been a week since 31-year-old Ayolla Ajayi was arrested in her killing.
Ajayi was charged with aggravated murder in the killing of Lueck after authorities said the investigation uncovered a fresh dig area, charred female human tissue and items belonging to Lueck in Ajayi’s backyard.
Lueck, 23, disappeared after meeting an unknown individual around 3 a.m. on June 17 near a park in Salt Lake City, where she had been dropped off by a Lyft driver, according to police. Brown said Ajayi was the last person Lueck was communicating with before her disappearance and that phone records indicated they were both in the area around 3 a.m.