Contractor Says Murder Suspect Asked Him to Build Secret Soundproof Room

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This will raise the hair on your neck….Remember the story we posted a couple years ago about the HVAC guy finding a secret room?  Well, now we’ve learned about a Utah contractor that refused to build a secret soundproof-room for a man recently arrested for the murder of a University of Utah college student.   According to the Deseret News, the contractor realized an eerie connection to a murder investigation when he saw a picture of investigators excavating parts of the very same home he had recently visited for an estimate.  Thankfully, they also reported that when the suspected murderer asked the contractor if he could install some anchor hooks way up high up on a concrete wall, the contractor became suspicious and flatly refused the job.

“As soon as he said he wanted the hooks above head height, I was like, ‘Why do you need big hooks up there?'” said Wolf, who said the man arrested for killing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck asked him to remodel a space under his front porch on April 4. “And he said it was to hang a wine rack. I said, ‘Well, I can hang a wine rack and make it look a lot nicer than these big, gaudy hooks.'”

A Salt Lake police car sits outside a house in the Fairpark neighborhood in Salt Lake City on Friday, June 28, 2019. The house was previously searched by police looking for Mackenzie Lueck. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

Click here to read the full story at Utah’s Deseret News.

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