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Woman Who Went Missing After Tinder Date Found Dead

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The body of a 24-year-old who has been missing since she went on a Tinder date in November has been found.

Sydney Loofe, a young woman from Nebraska, was reported missing on Nov. 16 after she failed to show up to work, USA Today reports.

On Nov. 15, Loofe posted a selfie on Snapchat with the caption, "Ready for my date." Evidence suggests Loofe went on a date with Bailey Boswell, 23, after the two met on Tinder. Boswell lives about 40 miles south of Lincoln -- where Loofe was last seen alive -- with her 51-year-old roommate Aubrey Trail.

Boswell and Trail are persons of interest in Loofe's case, though both have proclaimed their innocence since she was first reported missing.

The case had gained attention in the Lincoln area. Loofe's parents' created a Facebook page, "Finding Sydney Loofe," which grew to 30,000 followers, according to The Washington Post.

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As suspicion of Boswell and Trail increased, they posted a video on the page to give their side, The Washington Post reports.

They said Loofe she was alive when they last saw her, and that police had been chasing them around "like dogs."

"So far today, from the comments, we have apparently murdered this lady," Trail said sarcastically in the video. "We have apparently put her into human trafficking and sold her. And not only did we do that, we ... went to the casino and used the money that we sold her for."

The two attested to having warrants for other crimes, but not any involving murder.

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"I haven’t heard from her since," Boswell said in the video, which Newsweek reports has since been removed. "I just want the family to know that I’m truly sorry and I didn’t have anything to do with this, and I hope that Sydney is found very soon. She is a sweet, amazing girl."

Authorities found Loofe's body in a rural area of Clay County, Nebraska, on Dec. 4, USA Today reports. Police believe she was the victim of "foul play."

"It's with heavy hearts that we share this most recent update with you all," Loofe's parents posted on the Facebook page. "Please continue to pray for Sydney and our entire family. May God grant eternal rest unto thee. We love you Sydney."

Authorities consider Trail and Boswell the main people to be connected to the crime.

"By their own statements on social media, we believe that Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell were two of the last people to see her before her disappearance," said Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister in a Dec. 5 press conference. "Thus they remain persons of interest."

Sources: USA Today, The Washington Post, Newsweek / Featured Image: Pexels / Embedded Images: FBI via Twitter via USA Today, Twitter via The Washington Post

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