See the press conference Salt Lake Police Department live below. Police are discussing missing University of Utah students, 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck.
UPDATE: Mackenzie Lueck, the missing 23-year-old University of Utah student, met someone at Hatch Park in the North Salt Lake last week after her lift dropped her at the destination, said Salt Lake City Police Officer Chief of Police, Tim Doubt at Monday's press conference.
The police interviewed the Lyft driver, who also told the police that she was not worried when the driver dropped her at the destination she was knocked off at the park at. 2:59. Doubt said.
Doubt said he would not release any details of the investigation because it is still an active and open case.
Doubt said investigators were trying to answer the following questions:
– Who was the person she met in Hatch park?
– If she has other social media, the police are not aware
– Has anyone been in contact with her at all?
He added that if Lueck is not in danger and instead wants to be left by friends and family, the police will respect his decision, but he asked her directly to ask her to call the police, if so.
Finding Lueck is "very high priority", says doubts. He urged the public to send tips to their hotline at 801-799-4420 and refer to name or case 19-111129.
NORTH SALT LAKE – The Salt Lake police officers returned to an unreleased area of North Salt Lake on Monday to search for a University of Utah student last week a week ago.
But the police release few details that Mackenzie Lueck, 23, disappears until they have a better understanding of what kind of case they are investigating.
"We're not sure what the matter is at this time," said Salt Lake Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer.
Although family and friends have not heard from Lueck for seven days, there has been no activity on her social media or bank card. Shearer said there were no signs of a crime being committed either.
"We still haven't found any evidence that she's in danger of being harmed specifically," he said.
Still Sergeant said that Lueck apparently disappeared without a trace, police have "very worried."
Lueck, senior at U. from El Segundo, California, disappeared on June 17 after returning to Utah from visiting family. One of her cousins told police that Lueck had smeared his mother after arriving at Salt Lake City International Airport at. 1. She then came into a lift car and was taken to an address in Nordsalt Lake.
Shearer said the investigators have interviewed both the Lyft driver and the company and told their accounts what was confirmed with the evidence collected. The driver was in collaboration with detectives, he said and is "not a suspect at this time."
The police do not say where in the North Salt Lake Lueck was dropped or even if it was in a residential, business, park or other location.
"Just in case this becomes a criminal investigation, we hold it back," Shearer said Monday.
However, on the basis of unannounced evidence collected, detectives believe she soon left the area after arriving.
"We have reason to believe she was not much further in this area," he said.
Police have not said whether they believe that Lueck may have left the area in another vehicle or gone away or if there is any surveillance video of her from that area.
Shearer said it is a difficult balance to try to find a missing woman in publishing too much information publicly that can compromise an investigation if the case turns out to be a criminal case. Shearer said there is also the possibility that Lueck simply will not be found.
"An adult has the right not to be found," he said. "If she's safe and doesn't want to be found, it's ok. But come out to us and let us know you're okay."
As the case continues to receive great attention, the Salt Lake Police created a Special Tip line on Monday just for Lueck's case. Anyone with information about Lueck or who may have seen her is asked to call 801-799-4420 and refer to name or case 19-111129.