University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck has been missing for nearly two weeks, but her friends reported seeing activity on the missing woman’s Instagram account just this week.
Her friends told Fox News that they noticed Lueck’s personal Instagram account had liked a page called “fatherless” around noon on Wednesday and quickly reported the curious activity to police.
The @fatherless handle has more than 47,000 followers, however, it is following just 15 accounts, none of which were Lueck’s personal account.
News of the activity on social media comes as investigators continue to make progress in the case of the missing sorority girl, who disappeared in the early morning hours of June 17 after flying home from her grandmother’s funeral. According to Salt Lake City Police, Lueck got off the plane around 2 a.m. and is believed to have taken a Lyft to a North Salt Lake park, where she was spotted getting into an unknown vehicle.
Police have announced they have a “person of interest” in the case after searching a Salt Lake City home on Wednesday, paying particular attention to a burn pile in the backyard of the home.
Neighbors of the owner of the home reported seeing the man recently burning “strong-smelling” fires in the backyard, according to local station KSTU.
A neighbor also told Fox News in an interview that “many women” were often seen coming in and out of the home.
“There were always so many women coming in and out at all hours of the night,” the unidentified neighbor said.
Investigators have not announced the person’s identity or taken the man into custody, however, they are hoping to find a mattress they believe was recently given away by the homeowner.
The person of interest had allegedly advertised on two different sites that he was giving away a mattress and box spring. The mattress and box spring each went to separate people and investigators are now hoping to speak with the people who picked up the items.
“We would love to get our hands on those so that we can process them for any additional evidence,” Brown said Thursday in an appearance on Fox News.
During the search of the home and unattached garage, Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said “multiple items of evidence” were removed from the house, including a car that was seen being towed away, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Brown said it will take investigators “some time” to analyze the items removed during the search.
On the broadcast Thursday night, Brown said he believes investigators are getting closer to figuring out what happened to the missing college senior “every hour” but said there is still a lot of potential evidence to comb through.
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