Police searching for Mackenzie Lueck converge on Salt Lake home

Detectives investigating woman's social media, dating apps to see if they hold answers

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  • Akman Santaquin, UT
    June 27, 2019 11:33 a.m.

    Relationships inherently selfish can always lead to the welfare of both parties becoming non existent.

    In the universe of blind selfish behavior life, and limb hazards are an ever present.

    Boots on the ground executing a search warrant puts this at a disconcerting cross roads.

  • Angelsings Glendale, AZ
    June 27, 2019 11:16 a.m.

    Every day the world is becoming more scary & dangerous. Be uber cautious.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    June 27, 2019 9:50 a.m.


    "There are many creeps online."

    You ain't just whistling Dixie...

  • NeifyT Salt Lake City, UT
    June 27, 2019 9:18 a.m.

    The more that comes out on this; the more I can see why they believed the Lyft driver. But, also the more it appears that she was risk taking in her relationships; and may have gotten into a bad relationship.

    I am so glad I no longer need to look for relationships. There are many creeps online.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    June 27, 2019 8:26 a.m.

    So, the hypothesis is that Lueck was making a little money on the side being a "sugar baby", and was meeting a "sugar daddy"? And they are thinking she does not want to be found -- probably because she doesn't want her friends and family to know she has been doing this?

    Sounds plausible.

    And it makes you wonder how many other people you know, at work and at church, are leading double lives?

  • FollowTheLaw Bountiful, UT
    June 27, 2019 8:18 a.m.

    Lesson from this incident:

    Don't be dropped off at a park between 2 and 3 am, unless you are looking for trouble.

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    June 27, 2019 7:43 a.m.

    If she said that she wanted to be a "sugar baby" and "needed the money" it doesn't take much guessing to understand what that means.

    Get yourself into that kind of situation, and you expose yourself to unknown consequences.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    June 27, 2019 6:18 a.m.

    This story underlines the importance of being extremely careful about entering into "relationships." Meeting in a dark park, meeting alone, meeting someone from daring app, meeting an unknown and other unsafe circumstances should simply be avoided. Unrelated to this disappearance I know of individuals who have had serious consequences (fortunately not loss of life) from participating in such "meetings." Of course this has all been said before, but it is so unspeakably sad when events such as this one take place.

    In the 1960s I worked at an A & W in a Beach City. Sometimes I didn't have a ride home at 11PM or 1AM. Walking was a risk I took, and I have to admit I am extremely lucky to have survived undamaged because I had scary experiences. These hazards have always been with us, but it appears they are more numerous now. I didn't even know about sugar daddies, and I'm glad I just worked hard to have money for college.

  • CO Ute , 00
    June 26, 2019 8:40 p.m.

    California94131. - just because the police didn’t release information to the press doesn’t mean they didn’t get something from the Lyft driver. While some people are chatty and others aren’t, there was likely some dialogue during the ride and the driver statement was that she got into another car and did not appear under stress.

    I am sure the police have much more information they haven’t disclosed.

  • California94131 SF, CA
    June 26, 2019 2:16 p.m.

    Some Lyft, Uber, or cab drivers are sociable and love to chat with passengers. Others are not. Ditto for passengers .

    Just thinking. If the Lyft driver had initiated even a casual, innocuous conversation - perhaps based on the mildest curiosity about why someone would be riding from the airport to a deserted park at 3:00 a.m., even a few words (or any kind of response) might supply a clue for police to work with.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    June 26, 2019 1:54 p.m.

    The plot thickens. Stay away from social media dating sites.