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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

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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.

Lueck, a 23-year old University of Utah student , returned Then she took a Lyft ride to the northern part of the city, far from where she lived, and vanished , police said. A week later, Lueck’s friends fear for her safety, and police scour for clues while being limited in their investigative powers.

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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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 . “This is one of the most difficult phone calls I’ve ever made,” the police chief said, as he removed his glasses and grew somber. The Luecks were “devastated and heartbroken” by the news, Brown said. He added that they

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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.

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A missing University of Utah student was last seen hopping into another person's vehicle after a Lyft driver dropped her off at her destination, according to the New York Post. "Detectives have spoken with the Lyft driver and learned that Mackenzie was met at Hatch Park by an individual in a vehicle

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.

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Salt Lake City man Ayoola A. Ajayi, 31, to be charged with aggravated murder and kidnapping case of missing Utah student Mackenzie Lueck. Lueck was last seen June 17 by a Lyft driver who picked her up from the Salt Lake City airport and dropped her off at a park , where she reportedly met with

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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