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Ayoola Ajayi, The Man Police Believe Murdered Mackenzie Lueck by byrron(m): 8:03pm On Jun 29, 2019
Ayoola ‘AJ’ Ajayi, the man police believe murdered Mackenzie Lueck and then burned her body in a backyard, wrote a murder novel last year in which two of the characters suffer an eerily similar fate to the Utah University student.

The 31-year-old Former Army IT specialist-come-author self-published the book, titled Forge Identity, which tells the story of a 15-year-old boy originally from Nigeria who witnesses two gruesome murders in which both of the victims are burned alive.

Ajayi, who himself was born in Nigeria, set up a Facebook page, a website and even listed the book for sale on Amazon, claiming on its front cover to be ‘inspired from true events’.

In one excerpt, the protagonist witnesses a man ‘with a tire around him on fire. His body … started to turn into a hard-dried barbecued thing.

‘His skin had gone a terrible color. He saw his hair burning off as he screamed for help.

Ajayi was pictured being taken into custody by a number of armed SWAT officers outside his 1028 S West Temple home on Friday morning.

Shortly afterwards, investigators charged him with the murder of Lueck, 23, who disappeared on June 17 after taking a Lyft from the airport to a park located miles away from her apartment in Salt Lake.

In the hours since, Amazon has removed the book from their website after a number users ordered it be taken down because it was 'written by a murder' who shouldn't be able to profit from the young girl's death.

Investigators conducted a 19-hour search of a Ajayi's home in a middle class neighborhood on Salt Lake City's west side in the early hours of Thursday, identifying him as a 'person of interest'.

Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown revealed in a press conference on Friday afternoon that an excavation of the property's garden discovered burned 'female human tissue', which forensic experts later matched to Lueck's DNA.

A number of the 23-year-old's personal possessions were also found among the charred remains.

Ajayi was pictured being taken into custody by a number of armed SWAT officers outside his 1028 S West Temple home on Friday morning Shortly afterwards, investigators charged him with the murder of Lueck.

According to Brown, Teresa Draheim, a neighbour of Ajayi's, had observed the suspect burning something in his backyard with gasoline on June 17 and 18, just hours after Lueck was last seen alive.

Police confirmed that Lueck's remains and personal items were found in a 'burned area' in the back yard.

Ajayi was taken into custody at 9:20am on Friday morning, where he will be charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping and desecration of a body.


Cell phone records and social media activity proved to be central in leading to the 31-year-old’s arrest, police said.

Police say he met with Lueck at Hatch Park in the early hours of the morning on June 17, believing the pair to have first made contact online, referencing an ‘online profile’ but failed to specify which site.

Lueck’s last communications were ‘with the arrested person’, Chief Brown said. The defendant and the victim’s phones both pinged in Hatch Park at 3am ‘within a minute’ of one another.

Police say Lueck’s phone shared no further data or locations services from that moment onwards.

Investigators conducted a 19-hour search of a Ajayi's home in a middle class neighborhood on Salt Lake City's west side in the early hours of Thursday, identifying him as a 'person of interest'


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7195835/Man-suspected-killing-Mackenzie-Lueck-burning-remains-published-murder-novel-year.html

Re: Ayoola Ajayi, The Man Police Believe Murdered Mackenzie Lueck by Tocynone(m): 8:06pm On Jun 29, 2019
We are Nigerians, we are not criminals
Re: Ayoola Ajayi, The Man Police Believe Murdered Mackenzie Lueck by TheTourist: 8:09pm On Jun 29, 2019
JUST WOW

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