MACKENZIE LUECK HOMICIDE

Contractor: Lueck Murder Suspect Wanted Soundproof, Hidden Room

Jun 28, 2019, 7:20 PM | Updated: 7:47 pm

OGDEN, Utah – A Weber County contractor said Ayoola Ajayi, the man arrested for the death of Mackenzie Lueck, asked him to build a soundproof room with a secret door in the basement of his Salt Lake home.

Brian Wolf said he talked with Ajayi in April. The Ogden resident said Ajayi wanted some drywall work done after a plumbing problem in the home. Wolf said he told Ajayi the drywall did not need to be replaced and he said Ajayi asked him about building the room.

“He wanted a thumbprint lock on it, soundproof, (and) he wanted hooks on the walls,” Wolf said.

Wolf said he asked Ajayi why he wanted the room to be soundproof.

“He said he wanted to sit in there and listen to his music as loud as he wanted to. I thought it was kind of weird to sit in a little room to listen to music real loud. It wasn’t a big area. It was just weird,” Wolf said.

Wolf said he also asked why Ajayi wanted large hooks mounted into the wall. He said Ajayi told him they were to hang wine racks that he would hide from his girlfriend.

“He told me it was because his Mormon girlfriend was coming into town and he drank alcohol and he wanted to hide his alcohol. That was another reason I was like, ‘That’s kind of weird that you need a soundproof room to listen to music and drink your alcohol in,’” Wolf said.

Wolf said he had an uneasy feeling about the conversation. He said his nephew was there with him.

“We walked out, got in the truck and we both looked at each other and I was like, ‘That was weird right?’ And he said, ‘Yes, that was hella weird. We’re not doing this job right?’ and I was like ‘hell no!’,” Wolf said.

Wolf said he did not think any more about what happened until he saw Ajayi’s house on the news Thursday. He said he called police and talked to a detective about the conversation. He said he never expected to have any connection to the story.

“It’s sad what happened to that girl and I hope that dude goes away forever,” Wolf said.

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Contractor: Lueck Murder Suspect Wanted Soundproof, Hidden Room