Sydney Loofe was reported missing November 16, 2017 and her last known location was Wilber, Nebraska. After police announced Boswell and her roommate, 51-year-old Aubrey Trail, as persons of interest in Loofe's disappearance, the pair posted a cellphone video proclaiming their innocence and saying they had been made unfairly portrayed by the media and police, who were, "chasing us around like dogs".
An analysis of Loofe's digital records led them to the area where they searched for answers for how Loofe's body ended up in rural Clay County, more than 100 miles from her home in Lincoln.
For the first time Tuesday, law enforcement officials said they found evidence of foul play in the case.
Her disappearance ignited a search that captivated the Lincoln area and drew in resources from neighbouring law enforcement agencies and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The family posted on the Finding Sydney Loofe Facebook page: "It's with heavy hearts that we share this most recent update with you all. Please continue to pray for Sydney and our entire family", the family wrote. May God allow everlasting rest unto thee.
Ms Loofe had posted a Snapchat image before the meeting with an emoji and caption: "Ready for my date".
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Lincoln Police says that Trail and Boswell were two of the last people to see Sydney before her disappearance. But police said Boswell, 23, and Trail were still persons of interest. Both apparently left the state in the days after Loofe disappeared and were arrested on unrelated charges.
Boswell, who can be seen wearing sunglasses and a hoodie, said she didn't hear from Loofe again after she dropped her off at a friend's house in the video, which was removed after two hours. This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries. Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell are being held at the Saline County Jail, after they turned themselves in in Taney County, Missouri. Sydney's cell phone last pinged there.
Loofe, 24, was "very quiet, very respectful, always had her work done on time, never back-talked", said Jane Meyer, a longtime Neligh teacher. They also accused the police of blowing off their calls. He sarcastically added that he is "just a criminal so you're going to believe" his claims. She said that she met Loofe "on a Tuesday", and she picked her up from her home.
Bliemiester on Tuesday said investigators have explored the claims in the video extensively.
"We're continuing to speak with Aubrey Trail, and we'll continue to do so as long as he's willing to do that", Bliemeister said in a slowly spoken, carefully worded statement.