University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck has been reported missing after taking a Lyft following her grandmother's funeral. According to Cosmopolitan, the 23-year-old was on her way back from California to Utah when she got into a cab after her flight landed on Monday, June 17. She sent a text to her parents to let them know she had arrived back on the ground, but they haven't heard from her since. After three days of not hearing from her, her parents called the police and filed a missing person's report.
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Police quickly launched an investigation, which has turned up some worrying information. They were able to discover that Mackenzie took a Lyft cab to North Salt Lake, a destination that was requested by her. According to the student's friends, Mackenzie doesn't know anyone there and would have no reason to go to that part of Utah. It's evident that she hasn't returned to her home, she hasn't attended classes and her cell phone appears to have been switched off.
The Lyft driver in question is cooperating with the police, but there is no evidence to suggest that he, or the company as a whole, had anything to do with Mackenzie's disappearance. After dropping her off at her destination, the driver continued to work throughout the night picking up other fares. Lyft also reports that nothing was untoward with Mackenzie's journey.
City Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer told the media that North Salt Lake hasn't been searched as they don't have any indication the 23-year-old stayed there. He went on to say that there isn't anything to suggest that Mackenzie is in danger, "other than the fact she hasn't been heard from." Her family and friends protest that it isn't like her to go "off-grid". If she ever planned on doing so, insists her sorority sister Ashely Fine, she would notify people first.
Her family has released a statement thanking everyone for their kind thoughts and prayers, as well as the efforts of Salt Lake City police. Anyone who believes they might have some information regarding the whereabouts of Mackenzie Lueck can call (801) 799-3000.