Three weeks ago, 24-year-old Sydney Loofe disappeared. On Monday evening, remains thought to be hers were found. The Nebraska woman disappeared after a Tinder date.
Now, Authorities are saying they have uncovered “evidence of foul play” in their investigation following Loofe's death, reported People. During a press conference on Tuesday, Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said that “analysis of digital evidence” led investigators to a body in Nebraska’s Clay County.
Bliemeister said police believe the body to be Loofe’s. However, he would not confirm that it is her body because detectives are awaiting “forensic analysis” before making a positive identification.
“We do believe that there is evidence of foul play,” Bliemeister said.
However, authorities have not confirmed that her death was a homicide.
Loofe was reported missing November 16th. Her friends and coworkers noticed something was wrong when she did show up for her shift at the home improvement store in Lincoln where she worked.
The police chief deflected questions by reporters, asking him to detail how Loofe died. He also would not commit on a possible motive in the potential homicide.
“It is an ongoing investigation, and will be a thorough investigation so we can provide an accurate account of what happened to Sydney,” Bliemeister said.
The Nebraska woman went missing after she went on a date with someone she met on Tinder. She sent her a friend a message on Snapchat prior to the date, but that was the last she was heard from.
A man and a woman identified as 23-year-old Bailey Boswell and Aubrey Trail, 51, have been named as persons of interest in Loofe’s case. They shared a video in late November titled, “our side of the story.”
The police chief told reporters that Trail is talking to investigators and that they would “continue to do so as long as he’s willing to do that.”
He also added that both Boswell and Trail, who are being held by authorities on unrelated charges, were “two of the last people with her prior to her disappearance.” However, neither has been charged in connection to Loofe’s case.
Boswell confirmed on social media that she met Loofe on Tinder. She claimed to have met Loofe twice and dropped her off safely at a friend's after the second encounter.
“We’re not trying to defend anything, we’re not trying to make you believe anything,” Trail said in one of the videos while sitting with Boswell in what looks to be a parked car. “We just feel we should get to say our side since everyone else gets to say theirs.”
Loofe’s parents, George and Susie Loofe, have also acknowledged their daughter’s death on their “Finding Sydney Loofe” Facebook page.
“It’s with heavy hearts that we share this most recent update with you all,” the couple said. “Please continue to pray for Sydney and our entire family. May God grant eternal rest unto thee. We love you Sydney.”
Please pray for justice for Loofe's family. Also, pray for her parents as they mourn their daughter's loss.