Found Deceased UT - MacKenzie "Kenzie" Lueck, 23, Salt Lake City, 17 June 2019 #2

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  1. Steelslady

    Steelslady Justice for Kelsey

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    I think I missed something from being away today. Was it confirmed that she actually met someone there? Sorry, I am a bit behind and would appreciate anyone that can fill me in since the last five or six hours.
     
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  2. flashy09

    flashy09 Well-Known Member

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    Some questions about Lyft....

    Can the driver also input the address? Could he have changed it on his own App?

    If you do change the address, does that show up as a change or is only the final destination recorded?

    If only input is from passenger, maybe he have grabbed her phone and changed the address to the park himself so the ride did not look off course? Again would love to know if change is registered or not!

    Does the Lyft app track the time spent at a destination? I can't imagine a ton of calls coming in at 3 am. If he took his next call even 15-20 minutes later after drop off, did that leave time for him to assault her and hide her? Would love to know if the App shows how long he was at each place, not just the path taken.

    With cameras down, now we are taking his word she met someone. But can't provide make or model. I understand it's dark and at the time seemingly not important, but still maybe it would stand out enough dropping off a pretty young girl at 3 am in a park to remember something about the vehicle.
     
  3. poppydarling

    poppydarling Verified Criminologist - Victimization Expert

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    Typo: edited and fixed to hasn’t**
     
  4. Inthedetails

    Inthedetails Well-Known Member

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    But the driver wouldn't know there were no cameras. I'm thinking the driver is in the clear. jmo
     
  5. MsBetsy

    MsBetsy Well-Known Member

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    It's been mentioned that she was seeing different people. Do we know if any go to college with her?
    It seems like her friends were not aware of anyone in particular. Imo
     
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  6. beagledog

    beagledog Active Member

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    Currently, this is what I think happened. MY OPINION ONLY!

    Kenzie landed in SLC and texted her parents to let them know she'd arrived. She hired a Lyft driver from the app on her phone to take her home and waited at the airport. The Lyft driver picked her up at the airport and saw his passenger was a beautiful lady, all alone in the middle of the night. Instead of taking her directly to her house, he either overrode her destination instructions or said he needed to make a quick detour. The Lyft driver pulled into the park and made a pass at Kenzie. She rejected his pass and he subdued her, possibly ending her life. The driver placed Kenzie in his trunk and made a few more pickups afterwards for an alibi. Most likely any future riders wouldn't need to put anything in his trunk unless they were going to or coming from the airport, so they wouldn't encounter her body. After his shift ended, he did something with Kenzie and her luggage.

    The police aren't pointing to the Lyft driver as a POI yet because they don't want to scare him off while they get the necessary warrants and fact check his story.

    I hope I'm wrong and Kenzie is alive somewhere just hiding out.
     
  7. PommyMommy

    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

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    Ruth V. Watkins on Twitter (U of U Pres.)
    Our campus community is united in its hope for the safe return of Mackenzie Lueck. Thank you @slcpd for leading this investigation.
    4:49 PM - 24 Jun 2019
     
  8. PommyMommy

    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

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    About 10 miles. Google Maps
     
  9. MassGuy

    MassGuy The Monsters Ain’t the Ones Beneath the Bed

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    SoCalGirl Well-Known Member

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    Would've taken too much time. I'm pretty sure she would've told him she was going to be another 30 minutes because she was going to go home for her car first. And if he thought that, why even meet at the park? She could go home, get her car, and meet him at their final destination.
     
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  11. yellowmoose

    yellowmoose Verified Friend of Mackenzie Lueck

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    My theory is she went to the park to meet up with this person voluntarily but something went south and what is going on now is not something she wants to be a part of. As I've mentioned before, this is not typical Kenzie behavior. She has too much going for her right now to throw it all away.

    However, in the instance that she did decide to up and leave (which I do NOT believe happened) she is intelligent. So I can assume she would be smart about her decisions and plans prior to leaving. But again, I do not think this happened. I know Kenzie. This is not her typical behavior to not answer her phone, not talk to friends and family, not at least let people know she's safe.
     
  12. PommyMommy

    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

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    Welcome, Karebear20. :)
     
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  13. Whiteorchids

    Whiteorchids Well-Known Member

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    I keep a dual dashcam for the road and backseat when Lyfting and Ubering. I always kept a big heavy police baton type flashlight, taser and pepper spray. I’ve heard of some carrying guns but if caught they would be dropped from the company. Thats why I wondered if he could have apprehended her because most drivers have what I carry in my vehicle. I hope LE searched his car. You just never know.

    I hope it was a female driver but LE isn’t saying
     
  14. JudgeJoe

    JudgeJoe Well-Known Member

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    Unless there is video confirmation of him picking up someone else 5 minutes later. Clothes & hair normal. Interviewed next rider, etc.
     
  15. SuzDuJour

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    It’s just so weird to make someone you want to see at 2:00am have to take the time to arrange a Lyft ride and pay for it when you could’ve driven the extra 10 minutes to just pick her up. AND arrange the meeting in an isolated parking spot. It sure doesn’t seem like someone who cared about her, so why the need to see her at that hour.

    I’m still unsure about the driver. It’s possible to have incapacitated her at the park, put her in the trunk, go to pick up other riders for an alibi, then harm her at a later time.
     
  16. savedabeez20

    savedabeez20 Well-Known Member

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    Wonder what the possibilities are of sex trafficking?
     
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  17. PommyMommy

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    Yes, she met an unknown person at Hatch Park and we have a more detailed timeline:

    1:35 a.m. ML's flight landed in SLC
    2:01 a.m. ML texted her mother
    2:42 a.m. Lyft taken from airport
    2:59 a.m. Lyft arrived at Hatch Park

    Also, you can watch the press conference here:

     
  18. ardean

    ardean Well-Known Member

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    I am not buying it until I see more evidence. Her friend @yellowmoose would likely know and she's shying away from that angle.
     
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  19. Nerissa

    Nerissa Well-Known Member

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    Possible - just seems super risky - & you'd have to have quite the arrogant aplomb to think you can outwit LE.....just asking for trouble (editing to add: doing this right across from a police station!! eh, who knows: maybe thumbing his nose)
    If this driver wanted to abduct females - sadly, way better ways to do it then in a car with GPS, & tracking via the company you work for & other passengers in & out of car, etc.
    Who knows, though - if so, hope LE on it - either way: hope a break ASAP in this case
    JMO
     
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  20. MsBetsy

    MsBetsy Well-Known Member

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    LE has stated that he is not a suspect, I think. Can anyone verify that?
     
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  21. SuperTmo

    SuperTmo Well-Known Member

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    I will never stop wishing the worst things for those two.
     
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