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Kirby Was Right (Again)

Posted on | June 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Kirby Was Right (Again)

When I spoke to my brother Kirby about the arrest of Ayoola ‘AJ’ Ajayi in the murder of Mackenzie Lueck, he said: “Something tells me this wasn’t this guy’s first time at the rodeo” — he must have had some prior criminal history. And, as usual, Kirby’s hunch was right. Ajayi was investigated as a rape suspect five years ago:

“Ayoola Adisa Ajayi (DOB 4/22/1988), who is in custody as a suspect of the Salt Lake City Police Department in relation to the disappearance of MacKenzie Lueck, lived in North Logan, Utah from 2013-2015, according to our local police records. In 2014, North Park Police Department investigated a Sex Offense/Rape complaint with Mr. Ajayi listed as the suspect. The adult female victim in this incident did not wish to pursue charges in the matter.”

He skated on that charge, but predators seldom stop at one victim. Considering that he asked a contractor to build a sound-proof “secret” room at his house, Ajayi’s arrest in the Lueck case may have prevented him from becoming a serial killer. Ajayi is a native of Nigeria, although it’s unknown when he emigrated to the United States, but it was before 2011: “Ajayi and his ex-wife married in 2011 in Texas, and they separated in 2017; their divorce was finalized in January, according to court records.” What do you think are the chances that DNA will link Ajayi to other unsolved crimes? I trust Kirby’s hunch on this.

UPDATE: The murder of Mackenzie Lueck comes eight months after the murder of another University of Utah student:

Lauren McCluskey was returning from class Oct. 22 when she was shot to death on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City. McCluskey was a 21-year-old senior from Pullman, Washington, who was a member of the university’s track team. She was on her cellphone talking to her mother at the time of her fatal shooting, and her mother heard Lauren scream, “No! No! No!” The killer was Lauren’s ex-boyfriend, a man she had met less than two months earlier. On Sept. 2, the first week of her senior year at the university, Lauren went to the London Belle, a Salt Lake City bar, where she met Melvin Shawn Rowland, who was working as a bouncer at the bar. However, Rowland didn’t tell her his real name. He also didn’t tell her his real age — 37 — nor did he tell his new girlfriend that he was a registered sex offender who had spent nearly a decade in prison after being “convicted of attempted forcible sex abuse and enticing a minor over the internet in 2004.”

Just another random coincidence, I guess.

UPDATE II: If readers think my assessment of this situation was unnecessarily harsh, you might consider the reactions at Kiwi Farms, where anonymity protects brutally honest appraisals, e.g.:

“Stupid, stupid girl. She didn’t deserve to be murdered, but damn it, you’d think people could do basic f–king risk analysis when they’re past their teen years.”


“It’s almost like sex for money is dangerous or something, here in the real world or even online. Lol, like it or not you’re actually taking just as big a chance selling your a– online as you would be selling it down at the highway truckstop.”

See, most people actually get it. It’s not as if common sense has ceased to exist, it’s just that in the current climate of journalism, academia and politics, expressions of common sense are strictly forbidden. People actually know things that they are not allowed to say, and this enforced silence serves to protect young people from learning the harsh truths about human existence and “basic f–king risk analysis.” By thus prohibiting the expression of common sense, we guarantee that victims keep piling up like cordword, led like lambs to the slaughter, sacrificed to the idols of Diversity and Inclusion.



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