June 30, 2019 – In Breaking News – CNN
A contractor says the man suspected of killing a University of Utah student who vanished nearly two weeks ago had asked him to build a secret soundproof room in his home.
Ayoola Ajayi, 31, was arrested Friday in connection with the disappearance of 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck.
He’s expected to be charged with her murder and several other counts including, aggravated kidnapping, police have said.
(Utah police say they found the charred remains of 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck in the yard of the man accused of killing her. Courtesy of CBS Evening News and YouTube. Posted on Jun 29, 2019.)
The contractor, Brian Wolf, told CNN he met with Ajayi at his Salt Lake City home for a consult on some drywall work.
Ajayi’s house is five miles from the park where the college student was last seen.
When Wolf arrived, he said, Ajayi asked him to build a room with a secret door before his Mormon girlfriend arrived in town.
Wolf said Ajayi wanted to install a thumb scanner on the room’s entrance so he would be the only person allowed to enter.
(Ayoola Ajayi, 31, was arrested Friday in connection with the disappearance of 23-year-old Utah student Mackenzie Lueck. CNN reports Ajayi is expected to be charged with her murder and several other counts including, aggravated kidnapping. Local contractor Brian Wolf said Ajayi had asked him to build a secret soundproof room in his home. Ajayi asked that the room be equipped with a fingerprint scanner, and several hooks installed high on the walls. Wolf became unnerved by the requests and declined the job. Courtesy of Wochit News and YouTube. Posted on Jun 30, 2019.)
The room had to be soundproof with a few hooks installed up high, Wolf said.
Ajayi told Wolf he wanted to listen to music as loud as he could and wanted to install a wine-rack on the hooks, Wolf recalled.
The contractor, who had been referred by a plumber, said he became nervous by Ajayi’s requests.
“People ask me to build all kind of stuff all the time, but nothing like this. This was just way too weird,” Wolf said.
He ended up declining the job. “I just had a gut feeling it wasn’t a job I wanted to do,” Wolf said.
“The pieces just didn’t add up in my head. Obviously, I’m happy I had nothing to do with it.”
(Police confirmed the search for missing Mackenzie Lueck is now a murder investigation after the student’s burned remains were found at the home of a person of interest. The homeowner, Ayoola ‘AJ’ Ajayi, 31, was arrested and has now been charged with aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping, desecration of a human body and obstruction of justice. Lueck, a 23-year-old sorority member, disappeared after taking a Lyft car on June 17 from the airport to a park located miles away from her apartment in Salt Lake. She had just flown in from Los Angeles after attending her grandmother’s funeral and has not been heard from since. Her friends revealed that there had been activity on her social media on Wednesday, when someone liked a page called ‘fatherless’. Police confirmed on Friday that a search of Ajayi’s home found burned personal belongings and female human tissue, which matches Lueck’s DNA profile. . Courtesy of FOX 13 News Utah and YouTube. Posted on Jun 29, 2019.)
The visit took place a few months ago, CNN affiliate KSTU reported.
Salt Lake City Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer said investigators have spoken with Wolf and were looking into his claims.
Police are following up on hundreds of leads on the case, he said.
Cell phone photos and a rideshare led police to suspect.
Ajayi was arrested after police discovered he had been in the park where Lueck was last seen on June 17.
(Suspect Ayoola Ajayi told investigators he never met or talked to murder victim Mackenzie Lueck but his phone would seem to indicate otherwise. Courtesy of CBS Los Angeles and YouTube. Posted on Jun 29, 2019.)
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