In a weird saga that appears to have started with a Tinder date, police have found the body of 24-year-old Nebraska woman. Loofe was reported missing by her family on November 16.
Police have identified two people of interest in the case: 51-year-old Aubrey Trail and 23-year-old Bailey Boswell, a single mom who went on two dates with Loofe the week she vanished.
The remains were found in a rural area in Clay County after investigators followed "digital evidence", Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said during a press conference Tuesday.
Speaking to a reporter about evidence found at the scene, Bliemeister says, "We do believe that there is evidence of foul play'". Several law-enforcement agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been involved in the search.
"It's with heavy hearts that we share this most recent update with you all.May God grant eternal rest unto thee. We adore you Sydney".
Ms Loofe had posted a Snapchat image before the meeting with an emoji and caption: "Ready for my date".
Several search and rescue groups had been combing lakes, rivers, and surrounding fields, mostly near the town of Wilber, Nebraska, where investigators believe Loofe was the night she disappeared.
"We believe that Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell were two of the last people to have known to have been with Sydney prior to her disappearance, and that's why they continue to be persons of interest in this investigation", Bliemeister said.
Bliemeister did not comment on whether the two are cooperating with authorities or if police are searching for other persons of interest. Both were jailed last week on unrelated charges.
In that same video, Boswell said she and Loofe drove around Lincoln, smoked marijuana at her apartment in Wilber and then she dropped Loofe off at a friend's house and hadn't heard from Loofe since.
Her coworkers and family said it was out of character for Loofe when she didn't arrive for her shift as a cashier November 16. The pair, who have warrants out on unrelated charges, were contacted by authorities last week after releasing a freaky Facebook video, in which they said the police was smearing them by calling them persons of interest.
Wilber was also the last place where Loofe's cellphone pinged. 'She has a very good heart'. They also accused the police of blowing off their calls. "We're not trying to make you believe anything". She said that she met Loofe "on a Tuesday", and she picked her up from her home.
At the Tuesday morning press conference, investigators said they haven't been able to confirm any of the claims made in the social media video.
Trail said he objected to the reporting on his criminal background, which includes a conviction for grand theft in 2000.