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PHOTOS: University Of Utah Students, Community Mourn Mackenzie Lueck

Jul 2, 2019

More than 100 people gathered at the University of Utah Monday evening to memorialize MacKenzie “Kenzie” Lueck, the student who went missing in June and was later confirmed dead by Salt Lake City police. 

Friends described the 23-year-old as a bubbly, nurturing person who loved spending time with her family and looked forward to a career in medicine.

The vigil was put on by the Associated Students of the University of Utah. The speakers included some of Lueck’s close friends, University of Utah President Ruth Watkins, Vice President for Student Affairs Lori McDonald and student body President AnnaMarie Barnes. 

Lueck was a senior at the U studying kinesiology, and a member of the university’s Alphi Chi Omega sorority. She was expected to graduate in May 2020.

Students gathered to remember MacKenzie "Kenzie" Lueck at the University of Utah Student Union on Monday evening.
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More than a hundred people gathered at the vigil to remember Mackenzie Lueck, many bringing flowers to honor the 23-year-old who died late last month.
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Friends and family wrote messages remembering MacKenzie Lueck, and community members wrote their messages of support for her loved ones.
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University of Utah President Ruth Watkins spoke.
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