A Lyft driver has been cleared in the disappearance of a Utah student who went missing after she used the rideshare service for a lift home from the airport one week ago.
Mackenzie Lueck, 23, was last seen on Monday after her Lyft driver dropped her off at Hatch Park in North Salt Lake, Utah.
Salt Lake City Assistant Police Chief Tim Doubt said in a press conference that the college student appeared to be calm at the time of the incident.
She was last seen getting into a mysterious man’s car in the middle of the night, reports CBS News.
Lueck’s Lyft driver told police she met an unknown man near Hatch Park around 3 a.m.
Investigators are searching for the person who met the University of Utah student at the park the night she disappeared. Lueck reportedly put her bag in the person’s car, and she hasn’t been heard from since driving away with the man.
According to friends and family, it’s unlike Lueck to not want to have contact with her loved ones.
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As previously reported by Dearly, the young woman texted her mom in California around 2 a.m. once she landed in Utah.
Lueck has missed her midterm college exams and a wedding. Her family said in a statement:
Since Monday, she has missed her midterms at the University of Utah and has not been in communication with family or friends.
While there’s still no evidence suggesting that Lueck is in danger, her best friend, Juliana Cauley, told “CBS This Morning”:
“It’s not like her to go off the grid. If she did, then she would tell me.”
A spokesperson for Lueck’s family said police are looking into the girl’s use of a dating app. Investigators have also been searching the area and her social media accounts for clues.
Police are asking anyone with information to call 801-799-4420.
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