BREAKING: Suspect in Mackenzie Lueck case wanted to build a ‘soundproof’ room in basement with hooks on walls and a secret door, contractor says

UPDATE: Police says Mackenzie Lueck was murdered as human tissue found at residence of suspect


On the same day that police made an arrest in the case of missing Mackenzie Lueck, a Salt Lake City contractor told Fox News that the homeowner of a residence that was raided this week in connection to the disappearance had made a bizarre and disturbing construction request.

Contractor Brian Wolf told the news station that the homeowner, who police said on Thursday was a person of interest in Lueck’s disappearance but declined to name him, asked him in April to build a soundproof room in the basement of the Salt Lake City home — and it didn’t stop there.

“He slowly added on other requests, like building a secret door and adding hooks to the wall,” Wolf said.

On Friday morning, Salt Lake City police, joined by SWAT team agents, arrested two individuals at an apartment complex in Salt Lake City. Police confirmed that one of those arrests is related to Lueck’s disappearance. The 23-year-old University of Utah student has not been seen since June 17, when she took a Lyft from the Salt Lake City to a nearby park, and was seen getting into a vehicle with a man.

Police are holding a news conference to share updates about the investigation at 11:30 MT.