On June 16, 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck flew from her home in California back to Utah, where her friends and family believe she went missing.
According to KSL, Lueck used the rideshare app known as Lyft early Monday morning around 1:00 a.m. after touching down at the airport. According to police, Lueck texted her family as soon as she arrived back in Utah, where she attends college at the University of Utah.
Her friends say “she wouldn’t have done that if she wanted to purposefully disappear.”
A week later, Lueck was expected to catch a flight back to her home in California for a wedding, however, as KSL reports Lueck never got on the plane.
The 23-year-old hasn’t been seen or heard from by any friends or family since. It’s been over seven days and now friends say they believe she’s in danger.
Ashley Fine told KSL:
“Things aren’t adding up. We think she’s in danger so we need to find her.”
Both Fine and Kennedy Stoner met Lueck through their sorority and have been friends ever since.
Now, they are begging for Lueck to come home, or at least let her know that she’s safe. Stoner sent a message to her friend through reporters:
“Kenzie, if you can hear this we are all worried and looking out for you. We are not able to sleep. I cannot sleep at night knowing that you’re out there. I am constantly thinking of you. Please let us know if you are safe.”
Police say they are confident Lueck is no longer at the location where she requested the Lyft drop her off at on June 16.
And while police won’t release the exact address where Lueck requested to be dropped off, her friends say they have no idea why Lueck would have been going to “North Salt Lake” at that time of night.
Stoner added that Lueck also missed her midterms this week:
“For her not to reach out to me on Snapchat, Instagram or anything is very unlike her. It’s very uncommon. She’s usually in touch with me almost every day. I’m very, very concerned and worried.”
Fine also read a statement written by Lueck’s parents, who live in El Segundo, California:
“Our primary goal is to find Mackenzie and bring her home. Her family is grateful for the concern, prayers and tireless efforts of the Salt Lake City police and members of the community.”
It’s unclear if police have any leads.
Police are asking anyone with any information as to where Lueck might be to call them at 801-799-3000.