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The Latest: Police search house in missing Utah student case

June 27, 2019
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Technicians process the driveway of a home as Salt Lake City Police serve a search warrant at the house in connection to the disappearance of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Lueck disappeared after taking a Lyft car June 17 from the airport to a park located miles from her apartment. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a missing Utah college student (all times local):

10:15 p.m.

Police are searching a Salt Lake City house as part of an investigation into a missing University of Utah student.

Salt Lake City Assistant Police Chief Tim Doubt said Wednesday night that detectives were serving a search warrant at the home in relation to the case, but refused to provide any more details.

Doubt says police were expected to be at the house through the night.

Lueck disappeared after taking a Lyft car June 17 from the airport to a park located miles from her apartment. Police say she met someone there at about 3 a.m., and didn’t seem distressed.

Police had said there was no evidence of foul play, but they were worried she has missed classes and flights. The Lyft driver has been cleared.

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5:14 p.m.

Police say a missing University of Utah student was texting with someone shortly before she disappeared, but that person is not considered a suspect.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports investigators said Wednesday that 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck was texting someone as she left the airport shortly before she was last seen June 17.

Salt Lake City Police spokesman Michael Ruff says investigators have found that person, but don’t consider them a suspect at this point.

Lueck disappeared after taking took a Lyft car from the airport to a park located miles from her apartment. Police say she met someone there at about 3 a.m., and didn’t seem distressed.

Police say there’s no evidence of foul play, but they are worried she has missed classes and flights. The Lyft driver has been cleared.

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