Missing Utah Student Mackenzie Lueck Got Into Car With Unknown Man: Police

The student has been missing for a week.
Police

A Utah college student who disappeared after being dropped off in a Lyft last week is now said to have met a man in a park.

Mackenzie Lueck’s parents last heard from her when she texted them around 2 a.m. on June 17. She informed them she made it safely back to Salt Lake City on a flight. The 23-year-old then grabbed a Lyft, according to police. 

Although her parents haven’t heard from her since, her Lyft driver told police she did not seem distressed when she met a man near Hatch Park in North Salt Lake around 3 a.m.

Authorities said she got into the unknown man’s car after being dropped off. While police said there is no evidence that the University of Utah student is in danger, she hasn’t attended any of her school classes. 

"Since Monday, she has missed her midterms at the University of Utah and has not been in communication with family or friends," the family said in a statement. 

She also reportedly missed a wedding she was due to attend. 

"It's not like her to go off the grid. If she did then she would tell me," Juliana Cauley her best friend, told "CBS This Morning."

Police are asking anyone with information to call 801-799-4420.

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