The case of missing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck has ended in tragedy.
Lueck disappeared on June 17 after being picked up from the Salt Lake City International Airport by a Lyft driver and dropped off at a park at 3 AM.
According to police, the Lyft driver says Lueck didn’t seem to be in distress and they cleared that driver as a suspect.
Police say all communication with Lueck’s phone ceased around 3 AM, the same time she last communicated with and left the park with 31-year-old Ayoola Ajayi.
Ajayi originally denied knowing Lueck but several pictures of her were found on his cell phone.
Investigators also found a burned body in a Ajayi’s backyard consistent with Lueck’s DNA profile.
Ajayi was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping, obstruction of justice and desecration of the body.