Missing 23-year-old Utah student Mackenzie Lueck's friends spot activity on her Instagram account, inform authorities
The 23-year-old missing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck’s friends reportedly noted some activity on her Instagram recently and turned over the information to authorities.
Lueck’s personal Instagram page reportedly liked a page called “fatherless” around noon on Wednesday and her friends quickly took a screenshot and passed the information to the police.
The Instagram account @fatherless has over 47,000 followers, however, it was only following 15 accounts by early Friday and Lueck's was not among them, according to Fox News.
The account appears to be for people who have "daddy issues."
The Utah University student from El Segundo, California went missing last week within hours of arriving at the Salt Lake City airport on June 17 from a trip home, where she attended her grandmother’s funeral.
She called a Lyft at the airport to Hatch Park in North Salt Lake where she got down and got into another vehicle just before 3 am with an unknown individual, according to investigators of the case.
Authorities, meanwhile, searched a home they believe is linked to the college senior's disappearance.
Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown, on Thursday, said that the owner of that home is a "person of interest" in the case.
Police have not yet identified the man, who has not yet been arrested, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
The man, however, has spoken to detectives.
The Daily Mail reported that the man in question is a former Army IT specialist who owns a home nearly five miles from the park where Lueck went missing. The outlet also reported that investigators reached the man's house with dogs and dug up his backyard through the night and collected evidence from the house.
Investigators are also looking to find who took a mattress and a box spring from the house several days ago. The homeowner reportedly used an online exchange platform to dispose of the items.
After investigators received tips that Lueck was interested in older men and casually seeing multiple people, they have begun probing into the college student's dating apps looking for more leads into the case.