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USA Utah college student was dropped off by a Lyft at a park — and then vanished

05:41  25 june  2019
05:41  25 june  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

Family of missing Utah college student pleads for help finding her

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

A University of Utah student vanished after she took a Lyft ride home from the airport. Mackenzie Lueck, 23, landed at Salt Lake City International The college student texted her parents around 1 a.m. to let them know she had landed before she called a Lyft ride to take her to an address in North

student , 23, who vanished after being dropped off by her Lyft driver at mysterious address eight miles Mackenzie Lueck, 23, was last seen alive on Monday being dropped off by her Lyft driver. 'It's not like her to go off the grid, if she did then she would tell me,' Juliana Cauley her best friend

A Utah college student was dropped off by a Lyft at a park — and then vanished Mackenzie Lueck. (Salt Lake City Police Department)

Mackenzie Lueck’s close friends all agree: She would never disappear after a late-night flight, leaving her cat alone and midterms unfinished.

Lueck, a 23-year-old University of Utah student, returned from California to Salt Lake City Airport at about 1:35 a.m. on June 17. She texted her parents that she had landed safely, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

She took a Lyft ride an hour later to the northern part of the city miles from where she lived, and vanished, police said.

A week later, Lueck’s friends fear for her safety as police scour for clues throughout the city.

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Mackenzie Lueck, Missing Utah Student, Met Person After Lyft Ride 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.

A University of Utah student is missing after taking a Lyft ride from the airport, police said. Mackenzie Lueck, 23, vanished June 17, the same day She texted her parents around 1 a.m. to let them know she arrived before using the ride-sharing app Lyft to go to a destination in North Salt Lake, police said.

University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck hasn't been seen since returning from a family funeral Lueck took a Lyft ride from the airport, but police and Lyft say there were no irregularities in the "Not going home to your pets or your roommates or just dropping your luggage off , that's very abnormal

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“She threw a birthday party for her cat, so for her not to come home to her cat is not adding up,” friend Ashley Fine said during a news conference on Sunday.

Police said they have interviewed the Lyft driver and that the ride-hailing company was cooperative, and they have not discovered any information that would lead them to think Lueck was harmed or in danger.

Lueck was dropped off at Hatch Park to meet an unidentified person waiting in a vehicle around 3 a.m., Assistant Chief Tim Doubt said at a Monday news conference. The park is about an eight mile drive in another direction from her home in Trolley Square on the eastern edge of downtown.

Police search home related to disappearance of Utah college student

Police search home related to disappearance of Utah college student Mackenzie Lueck was last seen on June 17 when she got into an unknown car.

University of Utah Student , 23, Disappears Shortly After Taking Lyft Ride from Airport. Lyft said in a statement to CBS News that there were no irregularities with Lueck’s trip and that the North Salt Lake address she entered in the app is the destination at which she was dropped off .

Family and friends of a missing University of Utah student are pleading for information about her mysterious disappearance, shortly after taking a Lyft ride. She took a Lyft from the airport to an address in north Salt Lake. "It's not like her to go off the grid and if she did then she would tell me."

The Lyft driver said Lueck did not appear distressed when she approached the other vehicle, Doubt said.

There is no evidence of foul play, Doubt reiterated Monday. That had restricted police from using investigative tools such as combing through Lueck’s bank records and cellphone activity, said Sgt. Brandon Shearer, another police spokesman.

“Adults have the ability to not be found if they don’t want to,” Shearer said. However, Lueck was scheduled to return to California on Sunday but missed her flight, and that gives police “more cause of concern,” Shearer said.

Lueck’s route “contained no irregularities” and ended at the scheduled destination, said Lauren Alexander, a Lyft spokeswoman. The driver continued on to pick up other riders, she said.

That has only compounded the mystery for Lueck’s friends. Fine said she was unaware of Lueck having a significant other or any reason she would venture 20 minutes in the opposite direction from her home.

Police zero in on house in search for missing Utah college student

Police zero in on house in search for missing Utah college student Mackenzie Lueck hasn't been heard from since a Lyft driver dropped her off at a park outside Salt Lake City

Lueck took a Lyft ride from the airport, but police and Lyft say there were no irregularities in the driver’s route, going to the destination entered by the rider. "Not going home to your pets or your roommates or just dropping your luggage off , that's very abnormal, not going to work, having your phone off for

Lueck took a Lyft ride from the airport, but police and Lyft say there were no irregularities in the driver’s route, going to the destination entered by the rider. "Not going home to your pets or your roommates or just dropping your luggage off , that's very abnormal, not going to work, having your phone off for

Kennedy Stoner, a sorority sister, said it was “very unlike” Lueck not to check in with her.

“We don’t believe she would miss a midterm because she was stressed. I am positive something is wrong,” Stoner said. “I don’t believe she would go off and not contact one person.”

Lueck’s friends have handed out missing-person fliers and pleaded on Facebook for more information to assist the police.

“Kenzie, if you can hear this, we are all worried and we are looking out for you 24/7,” Stoner said. “We are not able to sleep. I cannot sleep at night knowing you are out there. Please let us know if you are safe.”

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