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CrimeMackenzie Lueck, Missing Utah Student, Met Person After Lyft Ride

00:20  26 june  2019
00:20  26 june  2019 Source:   patch.com

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Family of missing Utah college student pleads for help finding her She's been missing since arriving back in Utah early Monday.

Missing University of Utah student was last seen meeting someone at a park, Salt Lake City The Lyft driver left Mackenzie at the park with that person and stated that Mackenzie did not appear to The Lyft driver confirmed the route Lueck took and said she met someone after she was dropped off.

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Mackenzie Lueck, Missing Utah Student, Met Person After Lyft Ride© Photo courtesy Salt Lake City Police Mackenzie Lueck has not been heard from since Monday, June 17. (Salt Lake City Police )

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Police released surveillance photos of Mackenize Lueck, the missing 23-year-old University of Utah student, from the time her family last heard from her on Monday, June 17. The photos show Lueck at Salt Lake City International Airport.

Time stamps on the surveillance photos show that Lueck deplaned from an aircraft at 2:09 a.m. and got into a Lyft at 2:40 a.m. During the 31 minutes that Lueck was at the airport, she did not appear to talk to anyone and walked from the jetway to catch the Lyft, Salt Lake City Assistant Police Chief Tim Doubt told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday. The press conference was broadcast live on the Salt Lake City Police Facebook page.

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Mackenzie Lueck Facebook. More On: missing persons . A University of Utah sorority sister is missing after taking a Lyft ride from the airport, police said. The college senior texted her parents to let them know she arrived before using the ride -sharing app to go to a destination in North Salt Lake

Mackenzie Lueck had been missing since June 17, 2019, after landing at the Salt Lake The body of slain University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck has been found, authorities said Friday. She met someone in a parked car, according to the Lyft driver, who also told police that Lueck did not appear

She also made a quick stop to pick up her luggage before leaving the airport, Doubt said. The photos show what Lueck was wearing on the day she was last heard from.

Police have received over 125 tips related to the case and asked anyone with information to continue to call the dedicated tip line at 801-799-4420.

So far, police have said there is no evidence that any foul play may have occurred but due to the circumstances of the case, authorities want to make sure the 23-year-old woman is safe.

Doubt said that police received a call from the woman's family late Thursday afternoon saying they had not heard from her since the early morning hours of June 17.

Doubt said that Lueck, texted her mother at 2:01 a.m. local time on Monday, shortly after landing in Salt Lake City. Lueck had been visiting family in California for a funeral and returned to Utah on Monday.

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1 person in custody in case of missing student: Police One person was taken into custody Friday morning in the mysterious case of missing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck, Salt Lake City police said Friday. Lueck, 23, was last seen in the early hours of June 17. She landed at the Salt Lake City International Airport around 2 a.m., then at 2:40 a.m. she took a Lyft from the airport to Hatch Park in north Salt Lake City, police said. © Family Photo Mackenzie Lueck is pictured in this undated photo released by her family.

University of utah student disappears after reportedly taking lyft ride . Doubt said the Lyft driver who dropped off Lueck at the This isn't the normal, typical missing person with bloodhounds. This is more of a digital search for a person .” He continued, “We're combing through all

Mackenzie Lueck , 23, was last seen June 17 after arriving on a flight at the Salt Lake City airport and taking a Lyft to a park where she appeared to meet someone. Salt Lake City police on Friday arrested and charged a man with the murder of missing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck .

From the airport, Lueck took a Lyft to Hatch Park, Doubt said. After reaching the park at 2:59 a.m., she was met by a person in a car. As of Tuesday, police have not provided a description of the person or the car.

Doubt said on Tuesday that the description of the person is vague and it could be a man or a woman. Doubt also added that police want the person in question to contact police.

The Lyft driver said Lueck did not appear to be in distress and police have no reason to question the driver's story, according to Doubt.

In the time that Lueck has not been heard from, she missed an exam and a scheduled flight to Los Angeles on June 23, according to Doubt. Detectives have tried to locate Lueck via her phone but it is turned off.

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Doubt said that occassionally police work a missing persons case where the individual does not want to have contact with family or friends.

Mackenzie Lueck killing: Cell phone photos and rideshare helped lead to arrest

Mackenzie Lueck killing: Cell phone photos and rideshare helped lead to arrest Cell phones and social media were at the heart of the investigation that led to an arrest in the case of a University of Utah student who vanished two weeks ago. Investigators tracking her cell phone discovered that 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck and the man expected to be charged with her murder were both in the park where she was last seen on June 17 within a minute of one another. That was around the time Lueck's phone stopped receiving data or location services, police said Ayoola Ajayi, 31, was arrested Friday and is expected to be charged with aggravated murder.

Missing Utah student , 23, was last seen meeting a mysterious man in a park in the middle of the night and has not been seen since she got into his car. Mackenzie Lueck , 23, was last seen alive on Monday being dropped off at Hatch Park in North Salt Lake, Utah , by her Lyft driver. She had ordered the car

The last known images of Mackenzie Lueck , 23, released by the Salt Lake City Police Department on Tuesday, offer few clues. The driver continued providing rides immediately after the ride ended, the company said. Missing University of Utah student was last seen meeting someone at a park, Salt

If that is the case, Doubt addressed Lueck directly and implored her to either reach out to police in Salt Lake City or to a local police deparment where she may be.

"We just want to make sure you are safe and we will respect your wishes," Doubt said.

Doubt said police were not aware of Lueck having any history of going off the grid or any mental health issues.

Authorities have canvassed the area of Hatch Park multiple times to get surveillance and are also knocking on doors to rule out anyone there who may have had contact with Lueck or seen anything.

Doubt also said detectives need the public's help in answering a number of questions, including:

  • Does Mackenzie have an alternate phone that she has used or is using?
  • Who did Mackenzie meet in North Salt Lake City?
  • Does Mackenzie have any social media accounts we don't know about?
  • And is anyone in contact with Mackenzie online or by phone currently or within the last week

Police have set up a dedicated tip line that anyone with information on Lueck can call: 801-799-4420.

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Ayoola Ajayi, the man suspected in the death of 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck, was banned from Utah State University after being jailed on suspicion of theft, according to school documents obtained by The Times. Police reports from campus law enforcement indicated Ajayi was homeless in 2012 and living on the campus with an expired visa. He was accused of stealing an iPad, and police said he used it to play video games and look for a wife to avoid being deported, despite being married at the time. Prosecutors have until next week to file charges against Ajayi in Lueck’s case.

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