MACKENZIE LUECK HOMICIDE

Neighbor Of Person Of Interest Lueck Case Believes He Will Be Cleared

Jun 27, 2019, 8:09 PM | Updated: 9:19 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The next door neighbor of the man described as a “person of interest” by Salt Lake City police said he would be shocked if the man were involved in the disappearance of Mackenzie Lueck. 

Tom Camomile said he has lived next to the man for a little over two years.

“Just a very nice guy. Very quiet and very private,” Camomile said.

From early Wednesday afternoon to the early morning Thursday, detectives from the Salt Lake City Police Department searched inside and outside the house along 1000 West. They removed several items from inside and dug holes in the backyard.

“The digging went on all night. You could hear the shovels going through the old, dry dirt,” Camomile said.

Police have not said what led them to the house or what they found there. Camomile said he cannot imagine the man was involved.

“I feel confident within my heart that this will turn out to be nothing and that this homeowner will be cleared, I hope,” he said.

Police said the homeowner is a person of interest in the case and is not being held. There was no sign of him at the home Thursday. Camomile said a change to that status would shock him.

“That would be tragic. That would be very tragic. I’m not going to let myself think that far into advance, because I just don’t want to think about that. I’m praying that she’s fine,” he said.

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Neighbor Of Person Of Interest Lueck Case Believes He Will Be Cleared