Police: Homeowner where search warrant was served now person of interest in Mackenzie Lueck disappearance

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – On Wednesday, Salt Lake City Police issued a search warrant on a home located at 547 North 1000 West. Several bags of evidence was collected from the home including 223 ammo.

Police say the owner of the home is a person of interest in the case. Officers have not arrested, detained or put the man into custody.

During a press conference, Thursday morning Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown confirmed no arrests in the case have been made. He has not officially been identified.

Chief Brown said a mattress and box spring were “given away” or sold last week from the home.

“We ask those that took those mattresses or box springs to please contact the Salt Lake Police Department,” he requested.

Chief Brown tells ABC4 News a digital footprint is what lead officers to the home.

On Wednesday, there was a follow made from Mackenzie’s Instagram page to another account which appeared graphic in nature.

When asked about the account Chief Brown said, “Absolutely, all of those things that you’re seeing, we are looking at in great detail. So yeah, Those things are all playing a part in this investigation.”

Detectives also took a car from the house but Chief Brown would not say if it was the car that picked Mackenzie up from Hatch Park the night she vanished.

Chief Brown said the tips that have come in on the dedicated Mackenzie Lueck tipline have aided in several search warrants being issued.

Anyone with information on the mattress or about the location of Mackenzie Lueck is asked to call 801.799.4420 and refrence case # 19-111129.


A look inside the home at 547 North 1000 West


Friends of Mackenzie Lueck send her message ‘We want you home safely’

It’s been 10 days since 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck vanished, but her friends and family have not lost hope for her safe return.

Thursday morning her friends reached out to ABC4 News to share a message they have for Mackenzie.

“We are hopeful that Mackenzie is out there and can hear us,” they said.

A video message was posted on a Facebook page dedicated to find her.

“Mackenzie it’s Ashley. I’ve been talking to your family and we all want you home safely…everyone is out looking for you around the country,” Ashley Fine, friend of Mackenzie said.

Day 11 – Find MacKenzie Lueck. Message for MacKenzie. Please pray for her safe return. Police Tips: 1-801-799-4420

Posted by Find MacKenzie Lueck on Thursday, June 27, 2019

Wednesday night a search warrant was served on a home near 550 North 1000 West in connection with Lueck’s disappearance.

Asst. Chief Tim Doubt said there is a direct connection between Mackenzie and the people at the house, but at this time no arrests have been made.

Stick with ABC4 for the latest on this case.

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