Records: Police searched dating sites after U of U student killed

This undated photo taken from the Facebook page #FindMackenzieLueck shows Mackenzie Lueck, 23, a senior at the University of Utah. One person was taken into custody Friday, June 28, in connection with the disappearance of Lueck, who disappeared 11 days ago. | Photo from #FindMackenzieLueck via The Associated Press, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities investigating the killing of Utah college student Mackenzie Lueck have searched dating sites for her and a man charged in her death, court documents show.

Police seeking evidence against tech worker Ayoola Ajayi searched the site Seeking Arrangement, which bills itself as a way for wealthy “sugar daddies” to meet women known as “sugar babies,” according to the documents filed Friday.

Authorities also searched Tinder, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, but the documents don’t detail what evidence might have been found.

Police and prosecutors have not said how Ajayi and Lueck were connected or disclosed a motive for the killing.

An attorney for Ajayi, 31, did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Ajayi has not yet entered a plea.

Police officers stand in front of the Salt Lake City home, right, of Ayoola A. Ajayi, June 28, 2019 | Associated Press file photo by Rick Bowmer, St. George News

Police have said the 23-year-old Lueck was last seen getting into Ajayi’s car on June 17.

She disappeared shortly after she returned from a trip to her California hometown for the funeral of her grandmother and took a Lyft from the airport to a park.

She exchanged text messages with Ajayi and met him at the park, apparently willingly, but her phone was turned off a minute after the final text and wasn’t turned back on, prosecutors have said.

Police say Lueck’s body was found with her arms bound behind her in a canyon 85 miles from Ajayi’s Salt Lake City home.

Ajayi is an information technology worker who had stints with high-profile companies and was briefly in the Army National Guard.

Written by LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press.

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