Lincoln, NE – The body of a woman who disappeared after a Tinder date was found on Monday.
Police recovered the body of Sydney Loofe, who was reported missing three weeks ago, her family announced on their Facebook page.
“We do believe that there is evidence of foul play,” Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister told USA Today on Tuesday.
Loofe, 24, sent a Snapchat to her friends on Nov. 15 as she prepared to set out on a second date with a woman she had met on the Tinder dating app, the New York Daily News reported.
“Ready for my date,” the photo caption read, complete with an emoji.
It was Loofe’s second date with 23-year-old Bailey Boswell.
When Loofe didn’t show up for her scheduled work shift at Menards on Nov. 16, her family knew something was wrong. They reported her disappearance to the police.
Police said Loofe was last seen in the town of Wilber, where Boswell resided with her male roommate, Aubrey Trail, 51, the Omaha World-Herald reported. It’s also the last location where a cell tower received a ping from Loofe’s cell phone, police said.
“By their own statements on social media, we believe that Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell were two of the last people … to be with Sydney Loofe [before] her disappearance, and that’s why they continue to be persons of interest,” Chief Bliemeister said, according to The Washington Post.
Boswell and Trial have posted a couple now-deleted videos on social media proclaiming their innocence in the wake of Loofe’s disappearance. Those videos were captured and shared on social media before they were deleted.
In one video, Boswell claimed she dropped Loofe off at a friend’s house after their date, and that she never heard from her again.
Trail and Boswell claimed in another video that investigators ignored them when they contacted police to speak with them about Loofe’s disappearance.
“We’re not trying to defend anything,” Trail said in one of the videos. “We’re not trying to make you believe anything. We just feel we should get to say our side since everyone else gets to say theirs.”
Chief Bliemeister said investigators also “extensively explored the statements” Trail and Boswell made in their videos, The Washington Post reported.
“The investigative efforts have not been able to confirm those particular details,” Chief Bliemeister said. “We’re continuing to speak with Aubrey Trail and we’ll continue to do so as long as he’s willing.”
Police arrested Boswell and Trail near Branson, Mo. on unrelated warrants on Nov. 30, USA Today reported.
Neither has been charged in relation to Loofe’s disappearance.
Chief Bliemeister said investigators had used Loofe’s cell phone signal to retrace her movements prior to the time she disappeared, but he provided no details regarding the events that led to the discovery of her body, or her cause of death.
The investigation is ongoing, police said.