Missing Nebraska store-worker, who vanished after a Tinder date with another woman three weeks ago in Lincoln, Nebraska, is found dead
Police said Tuesday hat Sydney Loofe’s body was found Monday afternoon in a rural area of Clay County, Nebraska
While cops say they suspect foul play in her death, her date, meanwhile her date, Bailey Boswell, posted a bizarre video online insisting she safely dropped her off at a friend’s house
Loofe, a 24-year-old cashier at Maynard’s hardware store in Lincoln, Nebwas last seen leaving for a Tinder date, Nov 15
The search for her body had been focused on the lakes, rivers and woods surrounding her date Bailey Boswell’s Wilber home – in Saline County
Last week, Boswell, 23, and her roommate Aubrey Trail, 51, were taken into custody in Missouri on unrelated charges
Prior to their arrest, Boswell and Trail released the video in which they claimed their innocence – Boswell said she dropped Loofe off at a friend’s, after their date
However investigators say they haven’t been able to confirm the claims made in the video
Authorities say they are m persons of interest, neither has been charged in connection to Loofe’s death
Sydney Loofe [left], who disappeared last month after going on a Tinder date with Boswell [right], has been found dead Saturday in rural Clay County, Nebraska
Police in Lincoln Nebraska announced Tuesday that they had recovered the body a young woman who went missing three weeks ago after a date with a woman she met on a dating site. The Nebraska woman disappeared after a Tinder date last month, Monday, her family confirmed the news that the body of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe has been recovered.
At a Tuesday press conference, police said that Sydney Loofe’s body was found Monday afternoon in a rural area of Clay County, Nebraska. Loofe, a cashier at a Lincoln hardware store was last seen leaving Nov 15, for a date with Bailey Boswell, 23, whom she met through the dating app, Tinder.
Foul play is suspected in her death, according to police sources.
The search for her remains had been focused on the lakes, rivers and woods surrounding her date Bailey Boswell’s Wilber home – in Saline County.
Last week, Boswell and her 51-year-old roommate Aubrey Trail were taken into custody in Missouri on unrelated charges. Police continue to call them persons of interest in the case, though they have not been charged in connection to Loofe’s death. Before they were arrested, the roommates released a bizarre video proclaiming their innocence.
Investigators said they haven’t been able to confirm the claims made in the video.
A Victim: The family of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe [photo], announced Monday that her body has been recovered. She was last seen leaving for a date on Nov 15
As days of desperate searching are turning into weeks. The FBI solicited help from thepublic in locating the missing Mebraska woman
Announcing her death Monday, the family said: ‘It’s with heavy hearts that we share this most recent update with you all…May God grant eternal rest unto thee. We love you Sydney,’ the statement reads.
They did not release details of where the remains was recovered. Search teams had been combing lakes, rivers and fields surrounding her Tinder date’s home in Wilber – located in Saline County. Wilber was also the last place where Loofe’s cellphone pinged.
Authorities said Loofe’s digital footprint led them to a body, in a rural area of Clay County. They are waiting on the results of an autopsy to officially identify the body as Loofe.
Thy say they believe foul play is involved and that Loofe’s Tinder date, 23-year-old Bailey Boswell, and Boswell’s roommate Aubrey Trail, 51, continue to be persons of interest in the case.
However, neither have been charged in connection to Loofe’s disappearance.
Persons of interest: Loofe’s date, Bailey Boswell [left], and her roommate Aubrey Trail [right], are considered persons of interest in the case. They are being held on unrelated charges in Missouri
Investigators say Loofe spent the evening with 23-year-old Boswell. It was a second date for the pair who met on the dating website Tinder.
Bowell and her roommate have been jailed on unrelated charges since November 30, when they were taken into custody in Taney County, Missouri.
Howeever, before they were arrested last week, the pair voluntarily recorded a bizarre video which they posted on the Finding Sydney Loofe Facebook page.
In the video, Boswell covers her head with a hooded sweatshirt and wears large-rimmed sunglasses. Trail also appears to cover his head, though the camera only ever shows his eyes from the angle that Boswell holds the recorder.
Trail says in the video that he wants to set the record straight, saying that reports that they were not cooperating with the investigation were false.
He said after Loofe went missing, he and Boswell tried calling the police to speak to investigators but never heard back.
We are innocent: Before they were arrested last week, Boswell and Trail released a couple of videos in which they claimed innocence in Loofe’s disappearance. In the first video which only showed a corner of Trail’s face [top left]. Boswell obscured her face by wearing a hooded sweatshirt and super-wide sunglasses
Trail said he objected to the reporting on his criminal background, which includes a conviction for grand theft in 2000: “You’ve already crucified us in the newspapers. You’ve already crucified us on Facebook,’ he said. ‘You know, in America, I sure thought it was a trial first, but I guess not,” trail said.
While Trail talks for most of the video, he remains mostly hidden, Boswell’s face that is always seen ,staring into the camera. She speaks only for a few minutes at the end of the clip, recalling her two dates with Loofe, who she calls a “sweet and amazing girl”.
Boswell says she and Loofe [left, right], had back-to-back dates the nights of November 14 and 15. Both nights, she says she picked Loofe up at her home and the two drove around Lincoln smoking weed.
On the 15th, she says she brought her back to her home in Wilber where they smoked marijuana wax and shatter – concentrated forms of the drug. She also say she gave her date ‘a quarter ounce of some really good weed’.
When the date was over, she says she went to take Loofe home, but she asked to be dropped off at a friend’s house.
‘I haven’t heard from her since,’ Boswell said. She added that she ‘didn’t have anything to do with’ her disappearance.
They added that they have been speaking to Trail while he’s behind bars.
Loofe was reported missing when she failed to show up for work at Menards home improvement store in Lincoln on November 16.
Loofe has been remembered as a caring and kind person by those who knew her.
Boswell and her roommate Trail, have not been charged in relation to Loofe’s disappearance, Both are in custody on unrelated charges
The video ends with the two saying they hope Loofe is found soon while expressing their contempt for investigators: “s far as the police department, f*** you,” Trail ends.
At the Tuesday’s press conference, investigators said they haven’t been able to confirm any of the claims made in the video.
Loofe was officially reported missing on November 16, when she failed to show up for her cashier job at home improvement store Menards in Lincoln.