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Wells Fargo bank is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the location and safe return of Lori Hacking, the Salt Lake City woman who disappeared Monday morning while jogging in City Creek Canyon.
The announcement came this afternoon as hundreds of volunteers
searched 60 half-mile square plots in Memory Grove Park and City
Creek Canyon without turning up any sign of Hacking, a 27-year-old
sales assistant for Wells Fargo Institutional Brokerage and Sales.
More than 1,000 volunteers turned out throughout the day, as police
began sending searchers into nearby neighborhoods to knock on doors
and ask residents if they had seen or heard anything unusual Monday,
when Hacking disappeared on her daily jog.
The difficulties of finding clues to Hacking's disappearance became
clear early today to Tom and Liz Longaker. The Salt Lake City couple
was among the first crew to enter the canyon today, part of a team of
six that stepped into the brush at 6:30 a.m.
Impeded by loose rocks and tangled brush, they struggled to
traverse the plot of land they were assigned to scour.
"I'm just praying we can find anything, just anything that might
help," said Liz Longaker.
Salt Lake City police Detective Dwayne Baird said SWAT officers
armed with infrared goggles patrolled the canyon's rim overnight,
seeking movement and body heat.
"They didn't find anything we would term out of the ordinary,"
Police are considering Hacking a missing person and are not
ruling out the possibilities that she has been abducted, become lost
Lori parked her silver Chevrolet sedan a few houses from the gates
to Memory Grove and took off toward the canyon around 5:15 a.m. Her
car didn't move until police hauled it away late in the afternoon.
After learning his wife never arrived at work, Mark
Hacking called police in a panic and just minutes later found her car
at about 10:50 a.m. He called the hospitals and the jail, then he
started calling his friends and members of the couple's LDS ward,
some of whom also called police.
Lori Hacking's family describe her as an avid runner who was
familiar with City Creek Canyon. She is described as 5-foot-3, 115
pounds with hazel eyes and long curly brown hair.
Anyone with information about her disappearance can call police at