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Nebraska woman and her boyfriend charged with Sydney Loofe's murder

13 June 2018

Recently, a memorial scholarship was established in the name of Sydney Loofe, who graduated from Neligh-Oakdale High School, by the Set Me Free Project, an Omaha-based nonprofit that seeks to educate youth about the dangers of human trafficking.

While it's still unclear how Sydney Loofe died, the Lincoln Journal Star reported that the last two people to see her alive, Aubrey Trail, 53, and Bailey Boswell, 23, were charged Monday for the 24-year-old's murder.

Trail told the judge he did not want to be represented by counsel in today's hearing and had an attorney arriving, tomorrow.

A day later, a landlord called police to report a strong smell of bleach coming from the basement where Boswell and Trail lived.

According to the documents, before Loofe went to work at Menards on November 15, Trail and Boswell were captured on surveillance video together at Home Depot, buying a variety of "tools and supplies".

Her alleged killers were soon tracked down in Branson, Mo., with Trail claiming he had strangled Loofe with an extension cord after his threeway fantasy went wrong. Her dismembered corpse had been stuffed into several garbage bags.

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Aubrey Trial (left) and Bailey Boswell (right) have been charged with murder.

They have been held in the Saline County jail since then, though the charges in Loofe's death weren't announced until Monday. The Nebraska Attorney General's office, which is prosecuting the case, said it is considering seeking the death penalty. However, he said Boswell was on drugs at the time and wasn't in the room when Loofe died.

"She took to Tinder to look for that person and unfortunately, found someone that had nothing but evil plans for her."

Trail told the outlet that Loofe was accidentally suffocated during the sex act.

"I haven't heard from her since", she said in a video since deleted from Facebook.

'It happened in Saline County.

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'It wasn't meant that she was to die'.

"A life for a life - that's the rules in my world", he said.

'I should be put to death'.

Authorities identified the pair as persons of interest in her disappearance and the two reportedly responded in Facebook videos denying their involvement. Loofe was found dead in December near Edgar, south-west of Omaha, about a month after she disappeared. And the purchase was made hours before Loofe's death, while she was still at work and unaware of the grisly fate that awaited her. While in school, she played basketball, volleyball and golf. Her father was the principal at the high school, and her mother, a teacher.

Following her graduation, she moved to Lincoln where she took a job as a cashier for the home improvement store Menards.

She was at his apartment, he claimed, to partake in a sexual fantasy he had about being with two women.

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Nebraska woman and her boyfriend charged with Sydney Loofe's murder