Police Search Home in Salt Lake City for Missing Student from El Segundo


EL SEGUNDO (CNS) - The search for a missing 23-year-old college student from El Segundo was focused this morning on a home listed as a short- term rental on Airbnb in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Police served a search warrant on the home Wednesday night, according to Salt Lake City police Assistant Chief Tim Doubt. Bags of evidence, including ammunition and a pitchfork, were carried out of the home by investigators, KUTV reported.

According to NBC4, investigators started digging at the home this morning.

Mackenzie Lueck was reported missing June 17 when she arrived in Utah after spending time in the Los Angeles area for her grandmother's funeral. She texted her parents that she had landed safely and was last seen about 3 a.m. by a Lyft driver who dropped her off at a park in North Salt Lake City, where police said she got into another vehicle. Authorities did not have a description of that vehicle or its driver. Surveillance cameras at the park were not working.

It was unclear if any arrests had been made in connection with the search of the home, but Doubt said the people living in the home were related to the investigation.

“Obviously we are treating this with a high degree of care and caution,” Doubt said. “Given the nature of the case, we just don't want to make any mistakes.”

Lueck is a pre-nursing student and senior at the University of Utah, majoring in kinesiology, according to a school spokesman.

Photo: Los Angeles Police Department


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