Man described as ‘person of interest’ in disappearance and death of Sydney Loofe is now in federal custody

Aubrey Trail, a person of interest in the disappearance and death of Lincoln resident Sydney Loofe, is in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service, a spokesman said Thursday.

Carlos Najera, a spokesman for the Omaha office of the Marshals Service, said he could provide no further information.

Trail, 51, said last month from the Saline County Jail that he had given three statements to the FBI in connection with the Loofe case. He said “having information about a case doesn’t necessarily mean you’re guilty.”

“Did I have information? Yes, I did. Did that mean I killed someone? No, it does not,” Trail said during three phone calls to The World-Herald.

Trail has served two prison terms in Nebraska for forgery and bad checks. He said last month that he expects to be charged in the next few weeks in connection with the death of Loofe, 24, a clerk at a Menards store in Lincoln.

Loofe’s body was found Dec. 4 along a country road in Clay County following an extensive search by authorities after she was reported missing in Lincoln on Nov. 16.

Trail said he also expects charges to be filed against his girlfriend, Bailey Boswell, 23, though he insisted that she was not involved in Loofe’s death.

“We’re probably a lot more than people of interest,” he said. “(But) Bailey Boswell was not involved.”

Loofe was reported missing after failing to return home following a second date with Boswell arranged via the dating app Tinder.

Trail, a native of Tennessee, said he met Boswell, a native of Leon, Iowa, in St. Joseph, Missouri. He said they have been together the past 14 to 15 months, selling and buying antiques over the Internet and at rented booths at antiques stores.

The two, who were living in a basement apartment in Wilber, Nebraska, were named “persons of interest” by the FBI two weeks after Loofe disappeared.

They were arrested on Nov. 30 near Branson, Missouri, a day after they posted a video on social media denying their involvement in Loofe’s death.

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