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What happened the morning of July 19?

Published July 27, 2004 1:02 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2004, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Here's what Mark Hacking told reporters that day:

His wife, Lori Hacking, went to Memory Grove about 5:15 a.m. to jog. Although she usually wakes him around 7 a.m., when she returns and prepares for work, he slept until about 8 a.m. then "did some stuff" before calling her at her Wells Fargo job around 10 a.m. to "say hi." Co-workers told him she never arrived for her shift. He then went to Memory Grove, found her car and called police at 10:49 a.m. Police told him they generally respond to missing person calls after 24 hours and suggested he call hospitals and the jail. Mark Hacking made those calls then started calling friends, who helped kick off Monday's search.

This is what others are saying:

Friends of Mark Hacking say he contacted them about his wife's disappearance about 10 a.m. and claimed he had run the jogging route 3 miles each way to search for his wife. Police say Mark Hacking was out looking for a new mattress during that time frame. The owners of Bradley's Sleep Etc., 2255 S. 300 West, say Mark Hacking arrived at their store about 9:45 a.m. and purchased a queen-size mattress with his credit card at 10:23 a.m. Police are investigating whether Mark Hacking may have visited nearby R.C. Willey Home Furnishings before he shopped at Bradley's.