Salt Lake City police have said that the owner of a residence that was searched on Wednesday is a person of interest in the investigation into missing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck.
At a Thursday morning news conference, Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said that the owner of a residence at 547 North 1000 W, in the Fairpark neighborhood of Salt Lake City, was a person of interest in Lueck’s disappearance, while declining to identify him.
Lueck, 23, was last seen in the early morning hours of June 17, after arriving on a flight from LAX to the Salt Lake City airport. She took a Lyft to Hatch Park in North Salt Lake, where she got into a vehicle there with a man, and did not appear to be in any distress, according to the account her Lyft driver gave police.
On Wednesday, detectives executed a search warrant on the property, which is reportedly has a room for rent listed on Airbnb. As CrimeOnline previously reported, a local news helicopter captured footage of detectives digging holes in the yard of the residence.
“Last night, several people made us aware of a mattress and box spring that were given away from the residence at 547 North 1000 W in Fairpark,” Brown said, according to CBS Los Angeles.
“We ask those who took the mattresses or box springs to please contact the Salt Lake City Police Department.”
The department also shared an alert about the mattress on Twitter. It is not known at this time how the mattress is related to the investigation.
We are looking to find this mattress as well as a box spring in relation to this case. These items were possibly given away from 547 N. 1000 W. If you picked up these items please contact us at 801-799-3000 #MackenzieLueck #missingperson pic.twitter.com/Lqqby7iAxJ
— SLC Police Dept. (@slcpd) June 27, 2019
At the news conference, Brown declined to say whether police believe Lueck has been a victim of foul play, but said he was concerned for her safety.
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