Lueck family member speaks for first time in brief, emotional appearance

SALT LAKE CITY — MacKenzie Lueck’s uncle read a brief statement during the press conference in which police revealed the 23-year-old University of Utah student had been killed:

It was the first time any member of Lueck’s family has spoken publicly since she was reported missing on Thursday, June 20. Before reading the statement, he was clearly emotional, taking a few seconds to compose himself at the podium.

He did not provide his name and said the family would not be speaking publicly. He referred all inquiries to the Salt Lake City Police Department.

A GoFundMe set up by a close friend of MacKenzie's to help the Lueck family with funeral costs can be found here. 

Support is available 24/7 in Utah for those dealing with domestic or intimate partner violence. Visit the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition online or call 1-800-897-5465 for resources and assistance. In an emergency, dial 911.

Other resources available:

  • University of Utah Counseling Center: 801-581-6826
    • After-hours crisis line: 801-587-3000
  • University of Utah Center for Student Wellness: 801-581-7776
  • 24/7 Crisis Line on SafeUT App
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