Morbidology the Podcast – 152: Mackenzie Lueck

Podcast released on: 16th May 2022

It was June of 2019 when a young woman vanished after getting off a flight from Los Angeles, California, to Salt Lake City, Utah. Investigation would uncovered that she had ordered a Lyft from the airport, but it didn’t take her back home. Instead, she was driven to a local park in the dead of…

It was June of 2019 when a young woman vanished after getting off a flight from Los Angeles, California, to Salt Lake City, Utah. Investigation would uncovered that she had ordered a Lyft from the airport, but it didn’t take her back home. Instead, she was driven to a local park in the dead of the night.


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Audio Sources:

“Ajayi sentenced to life in prison for murder of MacKenzie Lueck”

“🔵Ayoola Ajayi | Mackenzie Lueck Case-File | Additional Body Cam | Full First Police Interrogation”

“🔵Ayoola Ajayi | Murder of Mackenzie Lueck | *Exclusive Full First Police Interrogation”

“New evidence released in Lueck murder investigation”

“Arrest made in case of missing Utah woman Mackenzie Lueck”

“SEARCH FOR MACKENZIE LUECK: Univ. of Utah student last seen a week ago in North Salt Lake”


The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 June, 2019 – “University of Utah Student, 23, Reported Missing Since Monday”

FOX – 13 KSTU, 21 June, 2019 – “U of U Student Not Heard from Since Monday”

ABC – 2 WSB, 22 June, 2019 – “Family of Missing College Student Pleads for Help Finding Her”

Associated Press, 22 June, 2019 – “Police, Friends Looking for Missing Utah University Student”

The Deseret News, 23 June, 2019 – “Friends Distribute Flyers of U. Student Missing for 5 Days”

The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 June, 2019 – “Where is Mackenzie Lueck?”

ABC – 33 KSPR, 24 June, 2019 – “Missing College Student Disappears After Lyft Ride in Utah”

Associated Press, 24 June, 2019 – “Missing Utah College Student Last Seen in a Park at 3AM”

FOX – 13 KSTU, 24 June, 2019 – “Find Mackenzie and Bring Her Home”

Associated Press, 25 June, 2019 – “Police Seek Person Who Last Saw Missing Utah College Student”

Associated Press, 26 June, 2019 – “Missing Student was Texting”

FOX – 13 KSTU, 26 June, 2019 – “SLC Police Serving Search Warrant in Fairpark”

FOX – 13 KSTU, 26 June, 2019 – “Friends Plead for Missing U of U Student’s Safe Return”

The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 June, 2019 – “Search of Salt Lake City Home Connected to Missing Student”

Associated Press, 27 June, 2019 – “Search for Missing Student Turns Up Person of Interest”

FOX – 13 KSTU, 27 June, 2019 – “Utah Domestic Violence Coalition Calls Out Blatant Victim Blaming”

The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 June, 2019 – “Homeowner is Person of Interest”

ABC – 6 WJBF, 28 June, 2019 – “Man Arrested for Murder”

Associated Press, 28 June, 2019 – “Suspect in Missing Utah Woman Held Without Bail”

Associated Press, 28 June, 2019 – “Suspect in Utah Killing Had Been Accused of Rape”

Dayton Daily News, 28 June, 2019 – “Who is Ayoola Ajayi?”

FOX – 13 KSTU, 28 June, 2019 – “Family and Friends React to Mackenzie Lueck’s Death”

FOX – 13 KSTU, 28 June, 2019 – “A Look Into the Life of Mackenzie Lueck’s Accused Murderer”

FOX – 13 KSTU, 28 June, 2019 – “Mackenzie Lueck Murder Suspect Asked Contractor to Build Secret Room”

FOX – 13 KSTU, 28 June, 2019 – “Lueck Family Member Speaks for First Time in Brief, Emotional Appearance”

Long Beach Press-Telegram, 28 June, 2019 – “Search Continues”

The Daily Beast, 29 June, 2019 – “Barstool Sports Slut Shames Mackenzie Lueck”

Associated Press, 1 July, 2019 – “Rape Report Against Slaying Suspect Released”

The Daily Utah Chronicle, 1 July, 2019 – “Mackenzie’s Voice”

East Bay Times, 1 July, 2019 – “Who Was Mackenzie Lueck?”

FOX – 13 KSTU, 1 July, 2019 – “Mackenzie Lueck Murder Suspect Reportedly Threatened to Kill Ex-Wife”

The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 July, 2019 – “Friends of Slain Utah Student Mackenzie Lueck Hold a Vigil”

Associated Press, 2 July, 2019 – “Suspect in Woman’s Death Barred from Campus”

Associated Press, 2 July, 2019 – “Mourners Remember Slain Utah College Student at Vigil”

The Wenatchee World, 2 July, 2019 – “Ex-Wife of Suspect Arrested for Murder of Mackenzie Lueck”

FOX – 13 KSTU, 3 July, 2019 – “Family of Suspect in Mackenzie Lueck Case Worried”

Associated Press, 5 July, 2019 – “Utah Police Say Body of Slain College Student Recovered”

Associated Press, 10 July, 2019 – “Tech Worker Charged with Murder”   

FOX – 13 KSTU, 10 July, 2019 – “Formal Murder, Kidnapping Charges Filed”

The Hamilton Spectator, 11 July, 2019 – “A Utah College Student Vanished”

Associated Press, 15 July, 2019 – “Man Charged in Utah College Student’s Death Appears in Court”

FOX – 13 KSTU, 15 July, 2019 – “Police Find Additional Evidence in Mackenzie Lueck Case”

The Deseret News, 22 July, 2019 – “North S.L. to Replace Dummy Cameras”

Associated Press, 30 July, 2019 – “Police Have Searched Dating Sites in Case of Slain Student”

Associated Press, 13 August, 2019 – “Suspect in Student Death Charged Separately with Child Porn”

Associated Press, 20 August, 2019 – “Suspect in Utah Student’s Death Charged in 2018 Assault”

The Deseret News, 27 September, 2019 – “Man Accused of Murder is Facing More Charges”

Associated Press, 20 December, 2019 – “Suspect in Student Death Will Stand Trial”

The Deseret News, 6 February, 2020 – “Court Documents Outline New Details”

Associated Press, 7 October, 2020 – “Tech Worker Pleads Guilty in Utah College Student’s Death”

The Orange County Register, 7 October, 2020 – “Utah Man Accused in Killing of Mackenzie Lueck of El Segundo”

The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 October, 2020 – “Ayoola Ajayi Pleads Guilty to Killing Mackenzie Lueck”

Associated Press, 23 October, 2020 – “Family of Slain Utah College Student Confronts her Killer”

WFIN – 1330 AM, 23 October, 2020 – “Man Apologizes as he’s Sentenced to Life in Prison”

FOX – 13 KSTU, 3 December, 2020 – “Evidence Photos, Interrogation Video Released”

The Deseret News, 4 December, 2020 – “Digital Footprints Told a Different Story in Lueck’s Death”

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