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Neb. Woman Found Dead After Tinder Date with Another Woman

Wednesday Dec 6, 2017
Sydney Loofe
Sydney Loofe  (Source:FBI via Twitter / USA Today)

The body of a Nebraska woman has been recovered three weeks after she was reported missing, following a Tinder date with another woman, USA Today reports.

Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said Tuesday that "analysis of digital evidence" led authorities to a body in the rural Clay County, which they believe is Sydney Loofe, 24, who disappeared last month. Bliemeister said police "believe there is evidence of foul play," adding he has a "strong belief" that the body is Loofe.

After failing to show up at her job at a Lincoln home improvement store on Nov. 16, Loofe was reported missing.

Bliemeister said two people of interest are currently in custody: Aubrey Trail, 51, and Bailey Boswell, 23. They have not been charged in the case.

USA Today reports the pair apparently left the state days after Loofe vanished and were arrested Thursday near Branson, Mo. on unrelated charges. According to social media, Loofe went on a date with Boswell, who posted on social media she met Loofe via the dating app Tinder, on Nov. 15.

Boswell and Trail, her roommate, live in a town 40 miles south of Lincoln, which is the last place Loofe was seen alive. USA Today reports the women posted videos to social media last week, saying they are innocent and that their efforts to speak with the authorities were ignored. Boswell claims she dropped Loofe off at a friend's house after their date and never heard from her again. But Bliemeister said authorities have yet to confirm Boswell's timeline.

"We're continuing to speak with Aubrey Trail and we'll continue to do so as long as he's willing," Bliemeister told USA Today.

"By their own statements on social media, we believe that Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell were two of the last people to see her before her disappearance," he added. "Thus they remain persons of interest."

Bliemeister did not give further details about the case, like cause of death.

Loofe's parents took to the "Finding Sydney Loofe" Facebook page to acknowledge their daughter's death. Find the post below.

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