NBC affilate WOWT reports that members of the Lincoln Police Department and the F.B.I. said they believe they have found the body of missing Nebraska woman Sydney Loofe at a press conference Tuesday morning. This follows a post Monday night on the Facebook page Finding Syndey Loofe, which linked to an announcement on the website for the Antelope County News confirming the discovery of her body. “It's with heavy hearts that we share this most recent update with you all,” the post reads. “May God grant eternal rest unto thee. We love you Sydney.”
“On December 4th, a body was found in rural Clay County,” said Randy Thysse, Special Agent in Charge of the F.B.I.’s Omaha office, at Tuesday’s press conference. “At this time we believe it to be the body of Sydney Loofe, pending forensic analysis.” Lincoln Police Department Chief Jeffrey Bliemeister was reticent to share further details about the discovery of Loofe’s body, but said they do "believe that there is evidence of foul play.”
24-year-old Sydney Loofe went missing on November 15 and was last seen in the area of Wilber, Nebraska. Friends said she had recently gone on two dates with a woman she met online named “Audrey.” Audrey was later revealed to be 23-year-old Bailey Boswell. After police announced Boswell and her roommate, 51-year-old Aubrey Trail, as persons of interest in Loofe’s disappearance, the pair posted a cellphone video proclaiming their innocence and saying they had been made unfairly portrayed by the media and police, who were, “chasing us around like dogs.” Aubrey Trail or Bailey Boswell are not currectly suspects.
In the video, Boswell admitted to using the fake name Audrey online, “because I have warrants.” She said she went on two dates with Loofe, which according to her mostly consisted of smoking marijuana while driving around Lincoln, Nebraska. On their second date, Boswell claims they went back to her house to smoke powerful marijuana wax and that she later dropped Loofe off at a friend’s house.
After turning themselves in to authorities in Taney County, Missouri, Boswell and Trail are being held at the Saline County Jail. They were arrested on outstanding warrants on charges unrelated to Loofe’s disappearance. At Tuesday’s press conference, however, Chief Jeffrey Bliemeister confirmed Boswell and Trail remain persons of interest in the case.