Missing Student Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a missing University of Utah student (all times local):
Authorities say a missing University of Utah student who hasn't been heard from in over a week was last seen meeting an unknown person at a park in the middle of the night.
Salt Lake City assistant Police Chief Tim Doubt said Monday at a news conference that the Lyft driver who dropped off 23-year-old MacKenzie Lueck says she didn't seem in distress when she met the person on June 17 at about 3 a.m. Doubt declined to describe the person's gender and says they don't know who it is.
Doubt says there is no evidence that Lueck is in danger, but they are concerned since she's been missing classes and flights.
Police have cleared the Lyft driver as a potential suspect.
Police and friends are investigating the disappearance of a University of Utah student who hasn't been heard from since she flew back to Salt Lake City last Monday after visiting family in El Segundo, California.
Police have issued a missing persons poster for MacKenzie Lueck but say they have no evidence she is in danger.
Lueck's parents reported her missing Thursday after not hearing from her after she texted them she had arrived in Salt Lake City at 1 a.m. June 17.
Salt Lake City Police Detective Greg Wilking said Monday that the 23-year-old took a Lyft ride from the airport to a Salt Lake City suburb where she does not live. Police are still searching the area.
Wilking says they have cleared the Lyft driver as a potential suspect.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com