Mourners to remember slain Utah college student at vigil

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Friends are set to remember a Utah college student who authorities say was killed and her charred remains found in a Salt Lake City man's backyard.

A vigil is planned for Monday night at the University of Utah to memorialize 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck, who has been remembered as a bubbly, nurturing person who looked after her friends and took care of animals.

Lueck disappeared after taking a Lyft June 17 from the airport to a park, where police say she met someone in the early-morning hours. Authorities on Friday said they plan to charge 31-year-old Ayoola A. Ajayi with aggravated murder, kidnapping and other crimes.

Police say they found her remains and personal things burned and buried in his backyard.

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No attorney has been listed for Ajayi.

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