Skip to main content.
A non-profit service providing academics, religion professionals and other researchers with religion & cult news
ReligionNewsBlog

Religion news articles about religious cults, sects, world religions, and related issues

Home | About RNB Related: Cult FAQ | Cult Experts | Apologetics Index | Cult Information Search Engine
More articles about: Mark and Lori Hacking:

Missing Jogger: Police Say Husband Lived Life of Lies

Associated Press, USA
July 29, 2004
www.firstcoastnews.com

ReligionNewsBlog.com • Thursday July 29, 2004

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police labeled Lori Hacking‘s disappearance a criminal investigation two days after she vanished, using that term to obtain a court order sealing details of a search warrant in the case.

While still calling it a missing-person case, police obtained the court order for one of the subpoenas they obtained to collect evidence. The order, a public document revealed Wednesday, says police did not want to tip off any possible suspects to a “criminal investigation.”

Police have named Mark Hacking a “person of interest” in his wife’s disappearance, but not a suspect.

Lori Hacking, a 27-year-old stock broker’s assistant, was last seen by friends July 18, and her husband has said she never returned from a jog the next morning.

Mark Hacking’s credibility came under scrutiny the day after she disappeared, when it was revealed he had been lying to his wife, family and police about having been accepted to medical school at the University of North Carolina. Not only that, the 28-year-old hospital orderly had not even graduated from college.

Police said Hacking lived a life of various lies for at least four of the five years he has been married. Hacking has been at a psychiatric hospital since he was found running outdoors naked the night after the search began.

Hacking’s deceptions grew by another small measure Wednesday, when store clerks identified him as a regular who bought cigarettes, but asked that they not reveal the habit to his wife.

“It may be part of his deceptive lifestyle,” Detective Phil Eslinger said Wednesday.

Police planned to return Wednesday night to a municipal landfill, following up on the tip of a neighbor who says someone may have used his plastic trash barrel to dispose of a body.

Police searched the landfill one night last week and again Tuesday without turning up a clue of her whereabouts. Detectives have described it as a daunting task, churning up 15 feet of garbage and dirt over a wide area. They are searching at night when dogs work more effectively in the cooler air.

Also Wednesday, the families of Mark and Lori Hacking shut down their volunteer command post at a Mormon meeting house after calling off an organized search of neighborhoods, industrial areas and nearby canyons. The volunteer search may resume later.

info Original content is © Copyright Religion News Blog. All rights reserved.
    Do not republish or repost. Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

share this article Share this article

tag Related Articles

arrow

Comment Comment

Join Religion News Blog at Google+ to comment, share, and follow.

RSS Feed Follow Us


 Follow

Religion News You May Like This As Well

Why are you not using Nozbe?

Don't you need to get things done?

Religion News Search Search Religion News Blog