Social Media Posts Suggest Missing U Student Was Seeking ‘Mutually Beneficial’ Relationships
Jun 26, 2019, 6:21 AM | Updated: 6:22 am
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – As police worked to uncover clues in the disappearance of a University of Utah student, new leads appeared to surface Tuesday over the woman’s apparent online dating preferences.
Two comments to a social media post sent anonymously to a private investigator and subsequently forwarded to the creators of a Utah missing persons and cold cases podcast suggested Mackenzie Lueck had been seeking “sugar daddy”-type relationships with older men.
“Try Tinder and be blunt about it,” read one comment, which appeared to have been authored by an account belonging to Lueck.
“Mine says ‘I want a SD/SB relationship with a real connection.’ If don’t know what a SD/SB is, tell them bluntly sugar daddy and sugar baby. But if they don’t know, they aren’t really worth your time. Set (your) age preference from 35+. You’ll have the most luck there. Private message me, if you have more questions! I have experience.”
“I have some experience on seeking arrangements, online only, tinder, and currently have two lol,” read the second comment, which had a time stamp suggesting it was 12 weeks old.
Other screens obtained by private investigator Jason Jensen showed a Seeking Arrangement profile with what appeared to be an image of Lueck.
It noted that the woman featured in the profile was from California, in Utah for school and graduating in kinesiology in Spring 2020, while mentioning that she was seeking a “mutually beneficial” relationship.
Julia Giddens and Janet Nelson circulated the information in their Tuesday episode of their Zion’s Lost Podcast in hopes of generating more answers about Lueck’s disappearance—perhaps from those people who had interacted with the college student in that aspect of her life.
“I think at a time like this — when somebody’s life could possibly be at stake — I think it’s good to have these things out open,” Nelson said.
With so many unknown possibilities, the sisters—who marked one year revisiting missing persons and cold case investigations with the podcast—wanted to provide as clear a picture as possible of the college student.
“She’s an adult, she can do what she wants,” Giddens said. “Any blame for any harm that has come to Kenzie lies with the person who has her.”
Salt Lake City Police investigators at their Tuesday afternoon news conference acknowledged they were aware of the online dating leads and were also looking into them.
Anybody with information in the case has been asked to call police at 801-799-3000.