WILBER, Neb. (AP) — Investigators say the man charged with killing and dismembering 24-year-old Sidney Loofe tried to coach his girlfriend with a story to tell about the crime through secret jailhouse letters written in code.
FBI Agent Mike Maseth testified Tuesday that the letters were found in the Saline County Jail’s library and other areas after Aubrey Trail and his girlfriend, Bailey Boswell, were incarcerated there. Maseth said the letters showed Trail wanted to be portrayed as the villain, while Boswell told investigators she was forced to participate.
This is the fourth week of Trail’s trial. He and Boswell are charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Sidney Loofe. Her body, cut into 14 parts, was found strewn throughout various ditches along a state highway, weeks after her November 2017 disappearance. Boswell is awaiting trial.