Sydney Loofe sent friends a selfie on Snapchat on Nov. 15 with the caption, "Ready for my date." It was the last time friends would hear from Loofe, who went on a date with a woman she'd met on Tinder but didn't turn up for work the next day, police say, per the Washington Post. On Tuesday, their three-week search for the 24-year-old Nebraska woman came to a close with the discovery of a body in Clay County, about 90 miles from Loofe's Lincoln Home, per the Kansas City Star. Foul play is suspected, Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister tells USA Today. Bailey Boswell, 23, who posted a video online in which she said she dropped Loofe off at a friend's house after their date, and her male roommate, 51-year-old Aubrey Trail, are considered persons of interest in the case, police add. Both were jailed last week on unrelated charges.
Police haven't commented on how Loofe is believed to have died, or on a possible motive for her killing, but they say "digital evidence" led them to the body. They also say data from Loofe's cellphone indicated she had been in the area of Boswell and Trail's Wilber home, 40 miles from her own. But though Boswell says Loofe smoked marijuana there on Nov. 15, she denied any wrongdoing in a nine-minute video posted online on Nov. 29, showing Boswell and Trail together in a car, per the Omaha World-Herald. A day later, Boswell and Trail were arrested near Branson, Mo. "By their own statements on social media, we believe that Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell were two of the last people to see [Loofe] before her disappearance," Bliemeister says. "Thus they remain persons of interest." (Police say a teen murder suspect in Colorado had a kill list.)