Salt Lake City police release new photos of missing U of U student, reveal Lyft destination

MacKenzie Lueck. Photo: SLCPD
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 22, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Salt Lake City police have released new photos of missing University of Utah student last seen on Monday, and have revealed the destination she reportedly gave to her Lyft operator.

Mackenzie Lueck, 23, had returned from visiting her family in California, and last texted her family from the Salt Lake International Airport at about 1 a.m. Monday, police say.

Lueck’s message said she was going to take a Lyft, and a witness told police that she was seen leaving in a Lyft. Salt Lake police say her destination was an address in North Salt Lake.

The residence Lueck reportedly shares with roommates is in Salt Lake City.

“SLCPD has been conducting a missing persons investigation, and has spoken with Lyft as well as the Lyft driver,” a statement released Saturday says. “Lyft and their driver have cooperated with the investigation.”

On Friday, Lyft officials released a statement confirming they had talked with police.

“We recognize how scary this must be for those who know and love Ms. Lueck. The safety of our community is fundamental to Lyft and we are actively assisting law enforcement with their investigation.”

Lyft added that the route contained no irregularities and ended at the destination as originally entered by the rider, and the driver continued providing rides immediately after the ride ended.

Salt Lake Police have not uncovered any indication that Lueck has been harmed or is in danger, the new statement says, but “Detectives are concerned for Mackenzie’s welfare.

“If anyone has any information n Mackenzie or where she may be, please contact SLCPD at 801-799-3000 re: case 19-111129.”

Lueck is described as being 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds. She has medium-length blond hair and brown eyes.

A gallery of provided photos appears below. Images shot on a diagonal have been tilted back for the sake of clarity.



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