A neighbor of the person Salt Lake Metropolis police mentioned is an individual of curiosity within the disappearance of the College of Utah pupil instructed Fox Information on Thursday that “many ladies” frequent his residence.
“There have been all the time so many ladies coming out and in in any respect hours of the night time,” the neighbor, who didn’t need to be recognized, instructed Fox Information.
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Police searched the Salt Lake Metropolis residence of the person they mentioned is a “particular person of curiosity” for about 19 hours for clues on the whereabouts of lacking school pupil Mackenzie Lueck on Wednesday and Thursday.
Police mentioned they’re additionally on the lookout for a mattress and field spring faraway from the house final week.
“Typically they’d [the women would] knock on my door as a result of they had been on the lookout for the deal with since he has an Airbnb,” the neighbor mentioned Thursday, including that that the “particular person of curiosity” didn’t work together with the neighbors and “very a lot stored to himself.”
Lueck, 23, was final seen assembly an unknown particular person round three a.m. on June 17 at a park in Salt Lake Metropolis after being dropped off by a Lyft driver. She hailed the experience after flying in from Los Angeles – the place she had attended her grandmother’s funeral – and has not been heard from since.
Police mentioned the Lyft driver has been cleared within the case and instructed them Lueck didn’t appear distressed on her solution to the park.
“The proprietor of the residence the place we served the warrant final night time is an individual of curiosity,” Salt Lake Metropolis Police Chief Mike Brown mentioned at a press convention Thursday. He added that no arrests have been made in what he says remains to be a missing-person case. The house owner will not be in custody and his title was not made public.
One other neighbor, Tom Camomile, defended the “particular person of curiosity” calling him a “skilled man” and a “good man.”
“I’m shocked as a result of I wouldn’t take him for that however then we by no means actually know who, what, when, the place, or why however I might be actually, actually shocked if it seems that he’s really concerned in it,” Camomile instructed Fox Information.
Brown mentioned detectives spoke with their particular person of curiosity.
When requested if Brown is worried about Lueck’s life, he answered, “I completely am.”
Showing on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” on Thursday night time, Brown mentioned each hour investigators are getting nearer to determining what occurred within the case.
“There’s nonetheless so much to go by way of,” Brown added.
“We came upon by way of a tip that this particular person of curiosity both gave away or offered a mattress and field spring final week,” Brown instructed MacCallum, including that each gadgets didn’t go to the identical particular person.
He requested that the individuals who picked up the mattress and the field spring contact the Salt Lake Metropolis Police Division.
“We might like to get our arms on these in order that we are able to course of them for any further proof.”
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Neighbors who spoke to the Salt Lake Tribune mentioned they lately noticed the house owner burning one thing in his yard, and smoke from the fireplace was touring into their home windows.
Camomile instructed reporters he didn’t odor the fireplace that different neighbors reportedly smelled.
“I do know there’s a whole lot of speak about this hearth. I’ve solely heard from different neighbors within the neighborhood of this hearth,” Camomile mentioned. “I’m as near his residence as you may get. I didn’t see it, hear it, odor it, though neighbors claimed that they noticed smoke and smelled a nasty odor or an actual thick smoky odor.”
The house police have been looking out is about 5 miles from the park.
Fox Information’ Greg Norman, Paulina Dedaj and The Related Press contributed to this report.