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Relatives: Missing woman's husband in hospital for stress

Lori Kay Hacking and her husband, Mark, are pictured together in this file photo.
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (CNN) -- The husband of a missing Salt Lake City woman has checked himself into a psychiatric ward of a hospital to deal with the stress of her disappearance, according to his father.

Mark Hacking, husband of Lori Hacking, was being treated at the University of Utah, according to his father Douglas and to Lori Hacking's father, Herald Soares.

Lori Hacking is five weeks pregnant, her family said.

"He's still grieving about Lori," Douglas Hacking said. He described his son as "incapacitated" by his concern.

The lead detective in the case, Dwayne Baird, said Mark Hacking is not a suspect.

Authorities impounded Mark Hacking's car after he reported his 27-year-old wife missing early Monday. The couple's apartment also was searched and some items were removed. Lori Hacking was five weeks pregnant at the time of her disappearance.

The investigation also led police to a Dumpster, which was taken away for further scrutiny, Joiner said.

A witness reported seeing Lori, a jogger, just before dawn Monday, stretching beside her car at Memory Grove Park.

More than 1,000 people have been searching for Lori Hacking. They have finished searching Memory Grove Park and nearby City Creek Canyon.

Mark Hacking's father said his son and Lori, who have been married for five years, had gone to North Carolina recently and were planning to move there. They had also packed up their belongings and had arranged for a moving truck.

Thelma Soares, Lori Hacking's mother, on Wednesday tearfully begged for her daughter's return.

"My statement is that Lori is still missing and there is nothing more important than finding Lori and bringing her back, please help us find her," she said at the news conference.

CNN's Kimberly Osias contributed to this report.

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