It’s been two weeks since college student Mackenzie Lueck vanished in the dead of the night. And as Utah investigators continue the desperate search for answers, they turn their attention to a secluded canyon. But the police have no way of knowing the true horror of the scene that they are about to uncover – or the bleak breakthrough that they are about to make.
Before her shocking disappearance, Lueck was much like any other college student. She was raised in El Segundo – a small city in Los Angeles, California – where she was the only girl of four children. Lueck attended El Segundo High, where she seemingly had no trouble making friends. In a June 2019 interview with The Salt Lake Tribune, pal Carra Barbee said of Lueck, “Honestly, I didn’t know anyone who didn’t like her.”
While at El Segundo High, Lueck and Barbee both swam and played water polo. The pair clearly loved the water, then, and sometimes they’d spend several hours in the pool. But aside from sport, Lueck also had philanthropic interests, having helped set up the school’s breast cancer awareness club.