Missing woman found dead in Clay County Monday

Lincoln Police and officials with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) announced Tuesday morning during a press conference from Lincoln that they believe the body of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe, who disappeared Nov. 15, has been found in rural Clay County.
“Our deepest heartfelt condolences to Sydney’s parents, George and Susie, her brother and sister, her friends, and all that were very fortunate enough to know her,” Randy Thysse, FBI special agent in the Omaha Division, said.
“This investigation is ongoing...We are indeed conducting a very thorough investigation to insure that we can provide an accurate account of what happened to Sydney...There’s a lot of work to still be done.”
Lincoln Police Chief Jeffrey Bliemeister said the analysis of digital footprints, along with putting officers on the ground led to the discovery of Loofe’s body.
Bliemeister added that about 40 different law enforcement officers, including the FBI, Clay County Sheriff’s Department, Lincoln PD, Saline County Sheriff’s Department, and Nebraska State Patrol were working to locate the body.
Law enforcement has isolated the search area, located in south central Clay County. Bliemeister reported there is evidence of foul play; however, they are waiting for a pathology examination to confirm their findings in the case.
Two suspects, Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell, who are being held in the Saline County Jail, continue to be persons of interest, as they are suspected to be the last people to see Loofe alive, Bliemeister said.
More than 40 law enforcement officials were on the scene Monday night, when the body was discovered on Road S, between Roads 308 and 309 in south central Clay County.
Officers and officials with the agencies involved at the scene continued to investigate a large area on Tuesday morning, into the afternoon.
An autopsy for Loofe was planned, but an official time frame for the autopsy hadn’t been set by officials before the Tuesday morning press conference.

Stay tuned to the Clay County News for additional information, as it is made available.

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