SALT LAKE CITY – Mackenzie Lueck, a student from the University of Utah, said in an exclusive interview with Fox News Sunday that the suspect arrested in their disappearance and murder was "on a hunt for women."
Lueck, 23, disappeared after the police announced that she had met with suspect identified as 31-year-old Ayoola Ajayi, who was arrested on Friday and charged with serious murder. The authorities have not yet announced how they came to the conclusion that she was murdered or how the murder took place.
The student met Ajayi near a Salt Lake City park on June 17 at 3:00 am after she was dropped off by a Lyft driver. They said Ajayi was the last person to communicate with Lueck before they disappeared, and the phone calls showed that they were both in the area around 3:00 am and we do not officially know that, "said Kennedy Stoner, a sister the Sisterhood and a friend of Lueck, in an exclusive interview with Fox News on Sunday.
POLICE: MISSING UNIVERSITY OF UTAH STUDENT MACKENZIE LUECK IS DEAD; ANNOUNCED WITH MURDER
Two other friends, Ashley Fine and Katie Kvam, talking to Fox News on social media, called out people who blamed Lueck for their own death.
"No person, no matter their gender or dating, deserves to die," Fine said. "Mackenzie is not responsible for the death and murder of Mackenzie. There's only one person in charge, and we're here to hold him accountable, and we'll continue to hold him responsible. "
" If Kenzie knew, what would happen that she did not put that person in the park Kvam said, "Her death is not her fault … and it's hurtful for us to say other things. It is hurtful for us. It is hurtful for her family. It's hurtful for other victims out there. It just does not make sense. "
In an exclusive Fox News report, a craftsman from Utah, who worked at Ajayi's home in April, said the suspect had asked him to leave a secret, soundproof room with strange hooks in his cellar Four feet wide and seven to nine feet long to build on the walls.
FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE: SUSPECTED IN MACKENZIE LUECK KILLING SECRET ROOM WITH BUILT-ON WALL HOOKS, CONTRACTOR CLAIMS
Stoner said she has The plan for the construction room nearly three months before Luck's murder showed that Ajayi "intended to do this to someone."
She added, "I do not know if it was exactly Kenzie, but there was definitely a plan." In an emotional interview, the three girls remembered driving on the road to Lake Pow in the summer and with long-term plans to return to Park City every year on July 4th, but never again have the chance. [1
According to one author, Lück's friends speculate that Ajayi's heritage as an African man who" survived a tyrannical dictatorship has escaped a real crime has traveled internationally. "Page on Amazon somehow played a role in his alleged crime, but the Girls said his race was irrelevant.
"Evil comes in every color, in every gender. Just because you know that Mackenzie is white and African-American, the suspect, it does not matter to me, "Fine said. It does not matter to me, it does not matter in this story never played a role in this story. Mackenzie's death and murder had nothing to do with race. It had to do with a bad person with bad intentions that poses a danger to society. "
" I would feel a great amount of hate for not only him because of his color, that should not matter color does not matter. It was just a bad, sick person, "Kvam said.
" We do not blame him for his color, "Stoner added," We blame him for his actions and because he just murdered our best friend. "
Lück's friends, who quickly started phoning photos of missing people in downtown Salt Lake, and the news of their widespread disappearance on social media when they got the message, said they would be at Ajayi's every court hearing Process and plans to "stand up for the toughest, hardest punishment by law," Fine said the death penalty, which is still an option in the state of Utah.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP
Well, Kvam and Stoner said the community is pouring out support and help from families Those who have also suffered the loss of a missing person They inspired them to start a charitable organization they hope they call "Mackenzie's voice." Girls said they hoped that the organization experienced others who had abductions, injuries, or other traumas, the support and resources to Provides that they need to become emotional. "I just do not really know the words to say how I feel."