SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A construction contractor says the primary suspect in the killing of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck approached him in April about building a secretive and soundproof room under a front porch.
Brian Wolf told the Desert News that the construction request from homeowner Ayoola A. Ajayi made him uneasy and included hooks mounted high on a concrete wall for reasons that didn’t make sense. Wolf turned the job down and reported the encounter to police after seeing news reports Friday of Ajayi’s arrested in Lueck’s death.
Salt Lake City Police spokeswoman Christina Judd confirmed that Wolf recounted the story to detectives.
A SWAT Team arrested Ajayi on Friday and police say he will be charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping, justice obstruction and desecration of a body in Lueck’s death.