The mother of a woman who went missing three weeks ago is hopeful for answers now that two people believed to have information on her daughter’s disappearance have been arrested on unrelated charges.
Sydney Loofe, 24, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was last heard from by her family on Nov. 15. That evening, she went on a second date with a woman she’d met online. The woman she was last seen with, 23-year-old Bailey Boswell, admitted she was with Loofe in the hours before she was reported missing, police said.
Boswell, of Wilber, Nebraska, was arrested Thursday in Taney County, Missouri, on an unrelated charge. Her roommate, 51-year-old Aubrey Trail, was also picked up in Missouri on a charge unrelated to Loofe’s disappearance.
“The Lincoln Police Department has flown down there to speak with them,” Loofe’s mother, Susie Loofe, told HuffPost. “We’re hoping to get answers and find her.”
Someone knows something. Please do the right thing. George Loofe, father of missing woman
Despite being named “persons of interest” by authorities in Nebraska, investigators have not found enough evidence to file charges against Boswell or Trail in Loofe’s disappearance.
According to Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister, Boswell is jailed on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for missing a court date relating to a drug case. Trail, who has a lengthy criminal record, was wanted for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Both are being held without bond on a federal hold at the Taney County Jail in Missouri.
Cops want to talk to Boswell and Trail because they “were with Sydney in a very close proximity to the last place that we know where she was,” Bliemeister said at a Thursday news conference at the Hall of Justice in Lincoln.
Loofe’s mother told HuffPost that detectives plan to question the pair sometime Friday.
“The Lincoln Police Department has flown down there to speak with them,” she said. “They are going to do those interviews today.”
There was no word Friday afternoon as to whether Boswell or Trail are cooperating with police. Susie Loofe said the pair are not known to the family.
Prior to their arrests, Boswell and Trail posted several bizarre videos online in which they addressed reports about their possible involvement in Loofe’s disappearance.
“I’ve never killed anyone in my life and I’ve never hurt a female in my life, so take that for whatever the hell that’s worth,” Trail says in one of the videos. “The officers in…