A desperate search has started for a missing student from the University of Utah who disappeared after a Lyft ride from the airport a week ago.
Mackenzie Lueck, 23, disappeared on June 17 after she landed in Salt Lake City and returned from a trip to Los Angeles, where she attended her grandmother's funeral last weekend.
She arrived at the airport and ordered a Lyft ride share to an address in North Salt Lake but was missing after the ride.
She was last seen & # 39; in the early morning hours of Monday & # 39 ;.
University of Utah student nurse Mackenzie Lueck, 23, disappeared on June 17 after she arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah, around 1 am and ordered a Lyft ride share
Her family said she had heard of her last on June 17 at 1 p.m. after she had sent a message to her parents that her flight had landed. They reported her missing on Thursday, June 20
Her family said she had heard of her last on June 17 at 1 p.m. after she had sent a message to her parents that her flight had landed. They have not heard from her after that text.
On Thursday her concerned family in El Segundo, California, reported that she was missing.
& # 39; Since Monday, she has missed her middle term at the University of Utah and has not been in contact with family or friends, & # 39; said the family in a statement.
Lueck is a nurse and health education student and is scheduled to graduate in 2019. She started at the University of Utah in 2014, according to her LinkedIn.
& # 39; Our primary goal is to find Mackenzie and take it home. Her family is grateful for the concerns, prayers, and tireless efforts of the Salt Lake City police and community members, ”the statement said.
Her last Instagram message: this was the last Instagram post Lueck posted on 13 June in memory of her grandmother
Lyft says that without & # 39; irregularities & # 39; had arrived at an address in North Salt Lake and that the driver continued to pick up other riders that evening. Her roommates say she never came home which is irregular behavior for her because she has pets in the house
Lueck & # 39; s family said they planned to fly from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles on July 23.
The police are investigating her disappearance and say they have been in contact with the driver from Lyft and Lueck.
Lyft said in a statement that they & # 39; recognize how frightening this should be for those who know and love Mrs. Lueck & # 39 ;.
& # 39; The security of our community is fundamental to Lyft and we actively assist law enforcement agencies in their investigations, & # 39; said Lyft Fox, adding Lueck & # 39; s route from the airport contained no & # 39; irregularities and ended up at the destination as originally entered by the driver & # 39 ;.
Lyft said the Lueck driver dropped her off at her desired address and then continued driving for the company.
Salt Lake City Police Sargeant Brandon Shearer says they haven't discovered anything to indicate that Lueck has been in danger so far.
Lyft says that Lueck was picked up at the airport and arrived at an address in North Salt Lake without & # 39; irregularities & # 39; and the driver continued to pick up other drivers that evening. But her roommates say she never returned home. The ride-share stop at the Salt Lake City international airport shown above
& # 39; The security of our community is fundamental to Lyft and we are actively assisting the police in their investigations & quot ;, said Lyft. The addition of Lueck & # 39; s route from the airport contained no & # 39; irregularities and ended at the destination as originally specified by the driver & # 39;
& # 39; Whether she's in danger or not, that's hard to say at the moment. We treat it just as we would like to find her and now try to find all possible leads, & # 39; Detective Michael Ruff from Salt Lake City
& # 39; We want to try to contact her somehow if she's missing, otherwise we don't have to check if everything is okay, "he added.
Authorities say she has no known friend or important other person and they don't know if anyone has ever threatened her with another disappearance.
Friends and family started placing missing posters in the area on Friday.
& # 39; My concern is over the roof & # 39 ;, said Kennedy Stoner, one of Lueck & # 39; s Alpha Chi Omega women's club sisters said to Fox13. & # 39; She is my best friend. I usually always hear her. & # 39;
& # 39; We want to do as much as possible. She is simply the sweetest, most real girl. I love her. I miss her. I am extremely concerned about her and her well-being, & Stoner added.
& # 39; Not going home to your pets or your roommates, or just dropping your luggage, that's very abnormal, & # 39; her friend Ashley Fine said to KSTU-TV. & # 39; Not going to work. Now your phone is off for five days, very bizarre and alarming. & # 39;
& # 39; She is very dedicated. She would never miss her middle term or something. She hasn't been home. She didn't show up for work or something, & Great added.
The police are now calling for information about her whereabouts.
Lueck is described as 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 120 pounds. She has blond hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information that may be useful for the investigation can contact the Salt Lake City Police at (801) 799-3000.
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