For weeks, the last of Sydney Loofe Tinder date has proclaimed innocence to almost anyone who wants to listen.
Yes, said Bailey Boswell, the two women had got into the dating application and met. Yes, they had driven through the Lincoln area, Neb., Knowing and climbing at the same time. Yes, Loofe had been at his house.
But Boswell said that the last time they saw each other, Loofe was safe and alive, he went to a friend's house a week before Thanksgiving.
The most important thing, said Boswell, is that the people they had been doing about the dirty game after the two women met online were fake. Boswell says she and her roommate, Aubrey Trail, 51, were unfairly attacked by authorities seeking the missing 24-year-old.
On Tuesday, the police announced a somber turn in the case: they had found Loofe's body in a rural area of Clay County. They think he was the victim of a dirty game.
No one has been charged in connection with Loofe's death. But police said Boswell, 23, and Trail were still people of interest. Both are in jail after being arrested under unrelated arrest warrants.
"According to his own statements on social networks, we believe that Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell were two of the last people … to be with Sydney Loofe [before] his disappearance, and that is why they are still people of interest" said Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister at a press conference on Tuesday.
He added that investigators had " extensively explored statements" Trail and Boswell denied their involvement in Loofe's disappearance.
"The research efforts have not been able to confirm these particular details."
LIVE: The FBI and the local police are talking about the Sydney Loofe investigation. Last night, Loofe's family confirmed that the body of the 24-year-old missing man had been found.
Posted by 1011 News on Tuesday, December 5, 2017
On November 15, Loofe was excited about her appointment with Boswell.  Lincoln's woman wore a cream-colored shirt and light jacket from the Columbia brand when she sent her friends a Snapchat with an emoji and an anticipatory legend: "Ready for my date".
MISSING: Here is the last Snapchat sent by Sydney Loofe – she has been missing since Wednesday. @Lincoln_Police says he was on his way to an appointment and that his phone was last connected in Wilber (approximately 40mi SW of Lincoln)
Information: (402) 441-6000 pic. twitter. com / Xbk16mfJC3
– Bill Schammert (@BillSchammert) November 17, 2017
In videos posted on YouTube, Boswell then detailed part of the date. It had gone so well, he said, that they had talked about another exit to a nearby casino.
But Loofe never showed up for her shift at Menard's home improvement store in Lincoln on November 16.
His disappearance ignited a search that captivated the Lincoln area and attracted resources from neighboring law enforcement agencies and the FBI. Nearly 30,000 people followed the "Finding Sydney Loofe" page on Facebook.
The spotlight quickly turned to Boswell and Trail. There was the suspect Snapchat, and Loofe's cell phone had last passed a tower while he was at Boswell and Trail's house.
The couple insisted they had not done anything wrong. And in the following weeks, they went on the offensive, posting a video "giving us our side" on the Facebook page created to help locate Loofe.
In the nine-minute video, they said the police had been "chasing us" like dogs "and that the last time they saw Loofe she was alive, despite what they were reading online.
" Hasta today, for the comments, we have apparently murdered this lady. Apparently, we put her in human trafficking and we sold her, "Trail said sarcastically," and we did not just do that, we … "We went to the casino and used the money we sold it for."
Even so, their own production videos did not paint them with the best light. In rambling statements, for example, Trail said he was guilty of several crimes, but not of Loofe.
Some of his statements were contradictory. Both said they had arrest warrants but that the police were unfairly attacking them. They claimed to be cooperating with the authorities, but they also described themselves as "on the run."
Boswell said he took different names online, "because I have orders."
But those things, they said, do not make them murderers.
"We are not trying to defend anything," he said. "We're not trying to make you believe anything." We just feel that we should get to say our side since everyone else can say their thing. "
The videos apparently did not influence the police, who took both Custody things in unrelated warrants on Friday It was not clear if they had lawyers A lawyer Trail mentioned in the video, Douglas Werz, said in a statement that he had not been hired by the man.
Bailey Boswell and her roommate Aubrey Trail photographs, charges with Sydney Loofe dead https://t.co/NNMR9rjBcd pic.twitter.com/Xz6YBw6eP8
– infowe (@infowe) December 5 of 2017
Three days after the arrests, Loofe's family posted news of her death on Facebook page that they had set up to help her find her.
"We share with regret this most recent update with all of you," she said. publication. "Please continue to pray for Sydney and our entire family." May God grant you eternal rest. We love you Sydney. "
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Loofe family Our office has received confirmation from the family that Sydney's body has been found No other details are known at this time
Published by the Antelope County Sheriff's Office on Monday, December 4, 2017
In the online dating space, finding a secure solution to the scams has evaded the authorities and the sites themselves, according to David Evans, who has tracked the online dating business since 2002.
There is still no perfect tool to investigate the person at the other end of a game, Evans told The Post. Even if he did, users would be leery to put sensitive information – a decade-old DUI, for example, or a teen misdemeanor – in a place that anyone could access.
"The dating industry does not have enough usable tools s for date to be able to provide additional levels of comfort or confidence in the other person, "Evans told The Post. "If they had done an identity check, even a simple verification application, that scares people.
" This will always happen. There are always going to be these sad stories. "
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