The body believed to be a missing 24-year-old Lincoln woman has been found in rural Clay County, authorities announced Tuesday morning at a news conference in Lincoln.
Randy Thysse, special agent in charge of the Omaha division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said it was a "collaborative effort" that included a "digital footprint" that led to the discovery of Loofe's body in a rural part of Clay County, which is southwest of Lincoln toward central Nebraska. Bailey Boswell, 23, who posted a video online in which she said she dropped Loofe off at a friend's house after their date, and her male roommate, 51-year-old Aubrey Trail, are considered persons of interest in the case, police add.
"We're continuing to speak with Aubrey Trail, and we'll continue to do so as long as he's willing to do that", said Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister, who declined to say whether Boswell was also cooperating with investigators.
In a post on Facebook last night, Loofe's family indicated they believed her body had been found. The pair, who have warrants out on unrelated charges, were contacted by authorities last week after releasing a weird Facebook video, in which they said the police was smearing them by calling them persons of interest.
Boswell and Trail live in Wilber, which is where Loofe was last seen and where investigators traced her cellphone's final communication with a nearby tower, according to the Omaha World-Herald.
Sydney Loofe was "the kind of kid that you wanted in class", a former teacher recalled on Tuesday as the city mourned the young woman's death. She was recognized as a well mannered and sympathetic individual who contributed at whatever point required.
"The investigative efforts have not been able to confirm those particular details".
Loofe vanished November 15 after going out with a 23-year-old woman named Bailey Boswell. After a second date with her, she was reported missing on November 16 after failing to show up at her job at a home improvement store. Multiple agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, had been searching for the missing 24-year-old. "We were planning to go to the casino that weekend", Boswell said. They also accused the police of blowing off their calls. "But I'm not what you're trying to make me out to be", Trail said in one video.
Last night Sydney's parents issued a Facebook post asking, "Please continue to pray for Sydney and our entire family".
Antelope County Sheriff's Office said that they had confirmed with the family that a body had been found.
Trail said on his video that he "wasn't running from anything". May God grant eternal rest unto thee. "Consequently they remain people of intrigue".
"I hope that Sydney is found very soon, she is a sweet, unbelievable girl", she said.