LINCOLN, Nebraska — Police believe they have found the body of a woman who disappeared after going on a Tinder date last month and two people, including the person she was supposed to meet, are in custody.
“We do believe that there is evidence of foul play,” Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said at a press conference.
Sydney Loofe, a 24-year-old supermarket cashier at Menards, was reported missing on Nov. 16, the day after she went out on a date with a woman she met on the dating app, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.
The woman, Bailey Boswell, 23, and Aubrey Trail, 51 are persons of interest in Loofe’s disappearance and remain jailed on unrelated charges. Neither have been charged with Loofe’s disappearance. They have denied any involvement.
“Not saying I’m a nice guy. I’m a crook, I’m a thief — have been all my life. OK? But I’m not what you’re trying to make me out to be,” Trail said in a video posted online.
In another video, Boswell claimed she and Loofe drove around Lincoln, then smoked marijuana at her apartment. She said she then dropped Loofe off at a friend’s house and hadn’t heard from her since.
Bliemeister said investigators have a “strong belief” that the body found in an open area of Clay County is Loofe, but that official confirmation is pending.