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  • University of Utah Student Killed; Who Is Murder Suspect Ayoola Ajayi?

    Twelve days after the disappearance of University of Utah student, Mackenzie Lueck this summer, and following an exhaustive investigation by law enforcement, police arrested and formally charged the suspect in her death, Ayoola Adisa Ajayi. Ajayi faces four charges in connection to Lueck’s violent murder, including aggravated murder and aggravated kidnapping. KSL Investigators knew Ajayi was the person of interest in this case because he owned the small property in Salt Lake where multiple search warrants were executed in the case prior to his arrest. Before authorities released his name to the public, KSL Investigators worked to learn everything they could about the 31-year-old immigrant, originally from Africa, so we could break the investigation as soon as the suspect’s name was released. Although much of a person’s immigration status is private information, representatives with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Ajayi is a lawful legal resident and he was at the time of his arrest. However, the KSL Investigators exposed how he came to this country and revealed possible oversight by Utah State University and the federal government when he dropped out of school a number of times and was posting online about seeking to find a wife to keep his citizenship status.
  • Why'd You Steal My...

    Thieves are stealing bikes from garages.. and packages from front porches in Salt Lake City. And it's happening a lot. The problem is.. most of the suspects are never caught and the stolen property is rarely recovered. So we decided to 1) find out why there's such little success in arresting and recovering; and 2) catch a few of the thieves on our own to see if there's a larger ring of criminal activity. Using surveillance cameras, a GPS unit, and a lot of time.. The KSL Investigators literally chased down the thieves, shedding light on how these seemingly minor crimes lead to activity that is much, much worse. As a result.. police have started to step up their game. http://www.ksl.com/?nid=1171&sid=37154763 https://ksl.com/?sid=34605937&nid=1171
  • No Parking

    The City of Salt Lake is short millions of dollars in unpaid parking citations. The KSL Investigators dug around looking into the worst offenders, and found a government agency topping the list... several times over. More specifically, the United States Postal Service. They owe the city a lot of money and refuse to pay up. So, how are postal workers getting away with it?
  • Meth Home Cover-Up

    The story reveals that former meth houses, already cleaned up and declared safe to live in by the Salt Lake City Health Department are still contaminated. KSL hired a certified lab to conduct its own meth tests on two of the so-called clean homes. Both sites tested positive for meth residue, with levels reaching 14 times what the state considers safe in a child's room
  • Blind Trust

    KSL-TV (Salt Lake City) finds extensive evidence of fraud and mismanagement by the Utah state agency that administers the trust fund of oil and gas royalties for a Navajo reservation, with millions of dollars being diverted illegally to other uses and private businesses, May 20 - 24, 1991.
  • THE LAND OF BROKEN PROMISE

    KSL-TV (Salt Lake City) investigates the land-grant system and the school trust fund of Utah, and finds a history of land giveaways that compromise the purpose of the land-grant program, which is intended to support the school system, Nov. 11 - 15, 1991.
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    KSLA-TV (Shreveport, La.) looks at black-on-black crime, concentrating on young black men and violence, Nov. 11 - 16, 1990.
  • FORECLOSING ON THE AMERICAN DREAM

    KSL-TV (Salt Lake City) investigates a mortage-servicing company that lost payments, increased fees without explanation, and foreclosed on customers who had not missed a payment; the reporters documented dozens of unjustified foreclosures, Feb. 12 - 16, 1989.
  • "HERBAL MEDICINE: MIRACLE OR MIRAGE?"

    KSL-TV (Salt Lake City) details how an herbal health food company's distributors were prescribing their products as medicine; also reveals that government inspections found the company's lax manufacturing procedures contribute to possible contamination by salmonella bacteria, Feb. 7-12, 1988.
  • "Getting Burned...Energy" Parts 1-4

    KSL-TV (Salt Lake City) examines energy-saving devices and companies that sell them; using misinformation about utility deregulation and false product claims, companies take consumers for thousands of dollars, Jan. 13-16, 1986.