Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Science | By Eileen Rhodes

Investigators search for evidence in Sydney Loofe Case

Investigators search for evidence in Sydney Loofe Case

The family of Sydney Loofe, the Neligh-Oakdale graduate who had been missing since November 16, announced on Facebook that her body has been found. They suspect foul play.

At a press conference Tuesday morning, Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister and other law enforcement officers shared a few details about Monday's discovery of the body.

Authorities have recovered the body of a United States woman whose disappearance after a Tinder date last month triggered a massive search and weird social media posts from two persons of interest in the tragic mystery.

The post included a link to an Antelope County News, article which read: "In a tragic ending to the search for Sydney Loofe, her parents announced Monday night that the Neligh native's body has been recovered".

FBI Special Agent Randy Thysse said at a Lincoln news conference that investigators strongly believe a female body, found in southeast Nebraska's Clay County, is that of Sydney Loofe, who was reported missing November 16. She was reported missing the next day.

Trail said in the video, "As far as I know, I'm not wanted for anything".

Multiple law enforcement agencies had been searching for Loofe, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Authorities said Tuesday the body had been found in rural Clay County, not near a town.

Bliemeister said the persons of interest remained in custody but had not been charged in the case.

The spotlight quickly turned to Boswell and Trail.

In the nine-minute video, they said that police had been "chasing us around like dogs" and that the last time they saw Loofe she was alive, despite what they were reading online. Both Boswell and her roommate, 51-year-old Aubrey Trail, are being held on unrelated charges after police arrested them Friday.

Loofe's final correspondence with friends was over Snapchat. 'She has a very good heart'. This time, though, they went to Boswell's home, where they smoked more marijuana and she provided Loofe a 1/4-ounce of it, she claims. Trail and Boswell posted videos on social media last week proclaiming their innocence and claiming their efforts to speak with Lincoln police had been largely rebuffed. You've already crucified us on Facebook, ' he said.

Trail said he objected to the reporting on his criminal background, which includes a conviction for grand theft in 2000.

"We're going to be busy for a little while working on it and like I said just to make sure we have everything we need to thoroughly process this", Pullen said. He only referenced "digital evidence", and on-the-ground searching by law enforcement. "She was anticipating getting back home that night".

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