Lincoln police are asking for the public’s help in locating two “persons of interest” in the disappearance of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe, whose family reported her missing Nov. 16.
Loofe did not show up for work that day, and her relatives have been unable to contact her. Police say the circumstances surrounding her disappearance are concerning.
One of the “persons of interest” is Aubrey C. Trail, 51, who is 6 feet tall and weighs 284 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. The other is Bailey M. Boswell, 23, who is 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Both are from Wilber, Nebraska, which is about 40 miles southwest of Lincoln, in Saline County.
In a Nov. 21 court filing, the Saline County attorney charged Trail in a warrant with possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person and being a habitual criminal. Trail previously had been convicted of second-degree forgery and issuing a bad check.
The warrant was withdrawn Nov. 22.
The investigation into Loofe’s disappearance includes the Lincoln Police Department, Saline County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol, U.S. Marshals Service and FBI.
People with information about Trail or Boswell, or Loofe’s whereabouts, should call 402-441-6000.
A friend of Loofe’s, Terra Gehrig, said she had gotten a text from Loofe on Nov. 15 saying she had been on a date the night before with a woman she met online. It went well, Loofe told Gehrig, and the pair was planning to go out again that night.
But after Loofe didn’t show up for work at a Lincoln Menards on Nov. 16, her family contacted authorities.
Loofe last was seen in Wilber on Nov. 15, Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister has said.
Loofe has a spinal disorder and a distinctive walk, Gehrig said. She also has distinctive tattoos — the words “Everything will be wonderful someday” on her arm, a yin yang sign below her elbow and “Believe” on her wrist.
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