Friends plan to start non-profit advocacy organization in honor of slain student MacKenzie Lueck [Exclusive]

One of the things that’s often been said about slain University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck is that she loved to help people.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, her friends told of her interest in advocating for women’s rights and animal welfare. She had plans to work in the medical field after her 2020 graduation.

MacKenzie’s plans were tragically cut short when she was reportedly kidnapped and murdered earlier this month. A suspect, Ayoola Ajayi, was arrested last week after authorities found human tissue burned in the backyard of his Salt Lake City home.

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It is with heavy heart that we announce Ayoola Ajayi, age 31, has been charged with aggravated murder, aggravated…

Posted by Missing Pieces Network on Friday, June 28, 2019


Friend and sorority sister, Ashley Fine, told CrimeOnline exclusively of plans to start a nonprofit advocacy organization in honor of her friend. The mission of “MacKenzie’s Voice” will be to

-Assist families in finding their missing loved ones,

-Advocate for victims of violence, and

-Coordinate grief and trauma counseling for those with a missing loved one.

The plans are still in the developmental stages, but friends see the organization as a way for MacKenzie’s desire to help others continue after her death. They hope it will be her lasting legacy.

Students and the community also built a memorial to MacKenzie, with flowers and photos of the 23-year-old.

We would like to remind everyone of the importance of remembering Kenzie how and where she lived, rather than how or…

Posted by Find MacKenzie Lueck on Friday, June 28, 2019


On July 1, University of Utah students and the community are invited to come together at a vigil to remember and honor the life of MacKenzie Lueck.

The Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) is hosting the event at 6:00 p.m. on Monday on the Union Lawn of the school’s campus.

Please join our campus and the community at a vigil for University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck. The remembrance will be Monday, July 1st at 6pm on the Union Lawn.

Posted by ASUU on Saturday, June 29, 2019


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[Feature Photo: Mackenzie Lueck/Handout]