Investigators have recovered the body of missing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck in a canyon north of Salt Lake City.
Per KSL, Salt Lake City police chief Mike Brown announced in a press conference Friday that investigators found the 23-year-old woman’s remains on Wednesday.
“In the wake of this tragic, tragic incident I am relieved and grief-stricken to report that we have recovered Mackenzie Lueck in Logan Canyon,” Brown said.
Logan Canyon is about 85 miles north of Salt Lake City, where Lueck was last seen on June 17.
Police have not specified exactly where Lueck’s body was found or revealed anything about the condition of the remains.
Last week, police arrested Ayoola Adisa Ajayi, 31, after detectives searched his residence in Salt Lake City and discovered possessions belonging to Lueck, along with female human tissue that reportedly matched her DNA profile. The district attorney’s office was granted an extension of the typical 72-hour-hold policy, with an additional week to file formal charges against the suspect.
Authorities have not yet said how they believe Lueck was killed.
“I spoke with Mackenzie’s family this morning — another devastating call,” Brown said at the news conference.
“Despite their grief, we hope this will help them find some closure and justice for Mackenzie.”