One day after they were named as persons of interest in the disappearance of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe, a video has emerged of two people claiming to be Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell.
In the video, which was posted to YouTube and then deleted, a man claiming to be Trail and a woman claiming to be Boswell are inside what appears to be a vehicle. They offer further details into Loofe’s disappearance, saying they’ve been wronged by the media and police. Both said they offered their prayers to Loofe’s family as they search for her.
Watch the video in its entirety at the top of the page.
A massive search effort has been launched to locate Loofe, of Lincoln, Nebraska. Her last-known contact was text messages and Snapchats she sent to friends. In them, she said that she was going out on a date with somebody that she met. It’s believed that Loofe was going out on a date with Boswell, whom she met through Tinder. On Tuesday, Trail and Boswell were named persons of interest in Loofe’s disappearance by authorities. Anyone with information on their whereabouts were encouraged to come forward to authorities.
The pair broke their silence in the video, ending by saying, “F**k you” to police.
Boswell, wearing sunglasses and a hooded swearshirt, said she goes by “Audrey” and a few other names on her Tinder account because she has warrants. She confirmed that she was the person Loofe was meeting through the dating mobile application, sayind that she met Loofe on a Tuesday.
After picking her up at her home, Boswell said they drove around Lincoln, smoking weed before she dropped her back off at her house.
Boswell said that the next night, she picked up Loofe again, and they did much of the same. This time, though, they went to Boswell’s home, where they smoked more and she provided Loofe a 1/4-ounce of weed, she claims.
“I went to take her home and she asked me to drop her off at a friends house, so I did so,” Boswell said in the video. “I gave her my number, we were planning on going to the casino that weekend. I haven’t heard from her since. I just, I really don’t even know what else to say.”
Boswell said she feels sorry for Loofe’s family, adding that she “didn’t have anything to do with” her disappearance.
“I hope that Sydney is found very soon, she is a sweet, amazing girl,” she said.
Trail commented on Loofe’s disappearance in the video, saying: “I pray for Sydney, I hope she’s found soon. I wish the family the best, I’m sorry that she wasn’t with you on Thanksgiving.”
Trail starts the video by saying he and Boswell have been getting slammed in the media thanks to police, and wanted to give their side of the story.
“Everything we’re going to tell you, you’re going to be able to pick up the phone or have a newspaper pick up the phone and very easily verify it,” Trail said.
Trail said that the Lincoln Police Department wants people to believe that they haven’t spoken to them, but they did indeed get interviewed by police in their investigation. He claims that they both wrote “long statements” alongside their attorney which they sent to the Lincoln Police Department, “telling them everything we know.”
Trail said that the day before Thanksgiving, November 22, they called police after they found out they were trying to contact them.
“We were told to quit blowing up their phone, even though we told them, ‘Hey, do you understand you’re the people you’re looking for?” Trail said, indicating that police said they’d get back to them.
Police have been seen investigating multiple leads in the case, especially in Wilber. That was the last place Loofe was seen, authorities said, and her cell phone pinged a tower in the area before powering off. Trail said police knew to check the area because he and Boswell provided them the information.
Trail said that he was approached with a warrant November 21 for being a felon in possession in a firearm after his home was searched. He said that he doesn’t own a firearm or had one in his possession, and the warrant was dropped the next day.
“We were at our house four days ago, no one showed up,” Trail said. “We’ve been to Wilber (where Loofe was last seen), we had a young lady with us for a week, which is Bailey’s sometimes girlfriend. Omaha Police started calling her phone, telling her pretty much that she’s in danger with us, so we took her home the day before Thanksgiving. You’ve already crucified us in the newspapers, you’ve already crucified us on Facebook. In America, I sure thought it was a trial first, but I guess not.”
“You’ve heard all this stuff about my criminal history, all true,” Trail said, referencing a lengthy criminal past in several states. “I’ve been convicted of bad checks, forgery and all that good stuff. But I’ve never been convicted in anything like … I guess I’m a person of interest now.”
Trail indicates that he and Boswell do a “$100,000/year business” selling antiques around the area, and they live together.
“As far as I know, I’m not wanted for anything,” Trail said. “I’m a person of interest and I’m not really running from anything. Naturally, I can’t go home now because my house has been swarmed, searched, and I’m being looked for.”
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