ROSE, Oklahoma — The two suspects eyed in the death of an Oklahoma woman who disappeared following a Tinder date, are believed to have bought supplies to dismember her body in the hours before her death, new evidence revealed.
According to newly unsealed court documents, suspects Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell were caught on camera at a Home Depot on Nov. 15 buying tools cops think they later used to dismember 24-year-old Sydney Loofe’s body.
But at the time they were shopping, Loofe was still alive and working a shift as a cashier at Menards in Lincoln. It is believed Loofe met with Trail and Boswell later that night. She was reported missing the next day and her dismembered remains were found in early December, stuffed in garbage bags in a field some 90 miles away.
Prosecutors say that Trail told investigators he strangled Sydney Loofe with an extension cord. Investigators believe Boswell, who lived with Trail, helped him dismember Loofe’s body and dump her remains.
In a series of phone calls to the Omaha World-Herald, Trail admitted killing Loofe but said it was an accident that occurred while they were engaged in a sexual fantasy with him and at least two other woman.
“It wasn’t supposed to go to the extreme it went, of course not,” he said. “It wasn’t meant that she was to die.”
Prosecutors, however, have charged the pair with premeditated murder, not an accidental death.
On Tuesday, Trail, 51, and Boswell, 23, appeared in Saline County Court to face charges of first-degree murder and the improper disposal of human skeletal remains.
The pair, who met Loofe on Tinder in the days before she disappeared, became suspects early on, and were arrested initially in November on unrelated fraud charges.
In an online tribute, Loofe’s parents wrote that their daughter had many friends, but was looking for a soulmate when she was killed.
“She was looking for that one special person with whom she could spend time,” her parents wrote. “She took to Tinder to look for that person and unfortunately, found someone that had nothing but evil plans for her.”