After seven months, murder charges filed in death of Sydney Loofe

After seven months, murder charges filed in death of Sydney Loofe
Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell

LINCOLN — Seven months after her body was found, murder charges were filed Monday in the death of Lincoln store clerk Sydney Loofe.

Charges of first-degree murder and improper disposal of human skeletal remains were filed late Monday in Saline County Court against both Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell, a pair that had moved to Wilber where they were dealing in antiques and rare coins.

The pair had been longtime persons of interest in the death, but the FBI and local officials had said they were still investigating — an investigation that concluded Monday with formal charges.

Loofe, a 24-year-old Menard’s clerk from Lincoln, disappeared Nov. 16 after arranging a date via the Internet with Boswell. After weeks of searches, Loofe’s body was found near Edgar, Nebraska, three weeks later.

In phone calls to The World-Herald and other media, Trail has claimed responsibility for Loofe’s death but has said it was an accident.

A court hearing for Trail and Boswell is scheduled Tuesday morning in Wilber.

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