SYDNEY LOOFE: Nebraska v Aubrey Trail & Bailey Boswell for murder, dismemberment after Tinder date *GUILTY*



Just before Sydney Loofe went on her first Internet-arranged date with a woman named “Audrey” on Nov. 14, 2017, she texted a cautionary question.
“Just going to be me and you, right?” she asked via the dating app Tinder.
“OK. Yes. Of course,” responded Audrey.

“Audrey” turned out to be Bailey Boswell, the girlfriend of Aubrey Trail.


July 10 --
Jury finds Aubrey Trail guilty of first-degree murder
Jury begins deliberations in Aubrey Trail trial


July 9 --
Aubrey Trail recants original story while on the stand

July 8 --
Pathologist that performed autopsy on Sydney Loofe testifies in trial

July 3 --
Sydney Loofe apparently unaware Tinder date may include Aubrey Trail

July 2 --
Three women testify of sex, money and a "witch cult" in Aubrey Trail trial

July 1 --
FBI shares bizarre details involving witches from Aubrey Trail's interrogation

June 28 --
Aubrey Trail absent from courtroom as jury hears his police interview

June 24 --
Aubrey Trail to be in handcuffs for remainder of trial following attempt to slash his own throat

June 21 --
Prosecution builds case in first week of Aubrey Trail's murder trial

June 18 --
Officials: Planned seduction to kill somebody, or consensual sex fantasy gone wrong

June 17 --
Aubrey Trail pleads guilty to improper disposal of Sydney Loofe's body


 

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Nebraska man’s sentencing hearing in Sydney Loofe’s death postponed for almost six months

A Nebraska man convicted of killing a store clerk who arranged a Tinder date with him has had a hearing to determine whether he’ll be sentenced to death or life in prison postponed for nearly six months.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that a new hearing date for 53-year-old Aubrey Trail is now scheduled to begin December 15. It had been set to begin on June 23.
 

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Trial of Bailey Boswell in slaying of Sydney Loofe begins this week

Round two in the prosecution of one of the most gruesome slaying cases in the state’s history begins later this week in a historic courthouse in Lexington.

Bailey Boswell, a 26-year-old native of Leon, Iowa, faces the possibility of a death sentence if convicted of first-degree murder in the November 2017 slaying and dismemberment of Lincoln store clerk Sydney Loofe.


Testimony is scheduled to continue through Oct. 16 at the 106-year-old courthouse, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

It promises to be a different trial, and one, because of COVID-19 precautions, in which spectators, family members and most media will not be present. They will instead watch via a video hookup.


To maintain social distancing, jurors will be seated, spaced apart, in the gallery of the courtroom. Masks will be required. Only one video camera operator, one radio reporter and one print photographer/reporter will be allowed in the courtroom at a time.

A video feed will be transmitted to a nearby county annex building — a former supermarket — that has been hurriedly converted from storage space to a meeting hall. During the trial, Loofe’s family, reporters and other spectators will watch the proceedings from the annex.

Potential jurors will be questioned beginning Wednesday morning.
 

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Trial begins as Aubrey Trail maintains Bailey Boswell's innocence

Wednesday jury selection began for the trial of Bailey Boswell who is accused of murdering and dismembering Sydney Loofe of Lincoln in 2017.

While Boswell starts her trial Wednesday, the man that she allegedly participated in the murder with, Aubrey Trail, has already had his day in a court setting the stage for where we find ourselves today.


Trail's story changed throughout the trial but one theme was common. Trail would take complete blame for the crimes he and allegedly Boswell committed, but was adamant that Bailey was an unwilling participant in the murder.

"We were involved in sex. I am the one that caused Sydney's death. I am the one that choked Sydney. So, I guess to answer that as far as causing Sydney to die, no. Bailey had nothing to do with it," said Trail.


While Aubrey Trial's trial is finished, the story obviously doesn't end here. Jurors will need to decide over the next few weeks if the evidence matches up with Trail's claim that Boswell is innocent, or find that like the rest of Trail's stories, that was a lie as well. Stay tuned we will be keeping you updated on the Boswell trial and any new developments that take place.
 

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Friend of Sydney Loofe testifies she set up fake dating profile in effort to find Loofe​


Shortly after Sydney Loofe went missing, her best friend quickly became an amateur detective, creating a fake dating app account that led to identifying the woman who had last seen her friend.

Brooklyn McCrystal of Lincoln told jurors on Monday that she had created a fake account on Tinder in hopes of enticing a response from a woman named “Audrey” who had arranged a date with Loofe via the app on Nov. 15, 2017, the night Loofe disappeared.

Besides her name, and her desire to meet another woman, little else was then known about Audrey, except that she was “32 miles away” from Lincoln.

“I specifically made an account to match with her,” McCrystal said. “I wanted to match with her so I could find Sydney because I thought they had her.”

The ruse worked. Audrey began communicating with McCrystal, a connection that ultimately led investigators to identify “Audrey” as Bailey Boswell, who was then living in Wilber, Nebraska, about 32 miles from Lincoln. Boswell immediately became a person of interest in Loofe’s disappearance.
 

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Mother of Sydney Loofe first to take stand in day 4 of Boswell trial

The mother of Sydney Loofe is the first person to take a seat in the witness chair as the prosecution kicks off Day 4 of the Bailey Boswell trial.

Susan Loofe discussed the life of her daughter before that fateful night in November of 2017.

Loofe shared details about Sydney’s struggle with depression and anxiety which they were taking steps to try and improve, including a different medication that Sydney said was working.

Text messages between Susan and Sydney were exchanged quite frequently starting Monday November 13th as they discussed how she was feeling about the medication.

A couple days later, Sydney sent a Snapchat out to her friends and family saying, “ready for my date.”

Susan had sent several texts to Sydney telling her to call but those were not delivered.

On the 17th, Susan called law enforcement and they went to Sydney's apartment to see if she was there, she was not, but some of her key belongings were.

The prosecution finished questioning Loofe by asking about pictures of her daughter, including the Snapchat that was sent out and tattoos she had.

After about an hour of questions from the prosecution, it was the defense's turn.

They spent a few minutes questioning Susan about Sydney's use of marijuana.

MORE DETAILS ABOUT OTHER TESTIMONY FROM TODAY AT LINK ABOVE
 

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Landlord tells of strong smell of bleach from apartment Bailey Boswell shared with Aubrey Trail​

The smell of bleach coming from the basement apartment shared by Bailey Boswell and her boyfriend was so strong on Nov. 16, 2017, that an occupant of the upstairs living area became sick to her stomach, with a splitting headache.

“It was consuming the whole, entire upstairs of our house. I had to open up the doors and windows,” said Jennifer Koll, who lived upstairs and told jurors she was highly allergic to bleach.

Tuesday was the second day of testimony in the murder trial of Bailey Boswell, and investigators, and nearby residents, talked of how the search for a missing Lincoln store clerk, Sydney Loofe, quickly focused on a basement apartment in the Czech farm town of Wilber, Nebraska.

Later in the day, law enforcement officials detailed how their probing of cellphone records and the apartment led to making Boswell and her boyfriend, Aubrey Trail, the prime “people of interest” in Loofe’s disappearance. There was also testimony about the pair’s flight from Wilber to a Council Bluffs casino and a handful of motels in Nebraska and Iowa, and their ultimate apprehension in Branson, Missouri, on Nov. 30.
 

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Landlord tells of strong smell of bleach from apartment Bailey Boswell shared with Aubrey Trail​

The smell of bleach coming from the basement apartment shared by Bailey Boswell and her boyfriend was so strong on Nov. 16, 2017, that an occupant of the upstairs living area became sick to her stomach, with a splitting headache.

“It was consuming the whole, entire upstairs of our house. I had to open up the doors and windows,” said Jennifer Koll, who lived upstairs and told jurors she was highly allergic to bleach.

Tuesday was the second day of testimony in the murder trial of Bailey Boswell, and investigators, and nearby residents, talked of how the search for a missing Lincoln store clerk, Sydney Loofe, quickly focused on a basement apartment in the Czech farm town of Wilber, Nebraska.

Later in the day, law enforcement officials detailed how their probing of cellphone records and the apartment led to making Boswell and her boyfriend, Aubrey Trail, the prime “people of interest” in Loofe’s disappearance. There was also testimony about the pair’s flight from Wilber to a Council Bluffs casino and a handful of motels in Nebraska and Iowa, and their ultimate apprehension in Branson, Missouri, on Nov. 30.
And here we go....the smell of bleach again. How many cases have we heard where someone smelled bleach? I can't count them all.
 

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The afternoon before her date with Sydney Loofe, Bailey Boswell stopped at the Dollar General in Wilber, where store security cameras captured her buying bottles of Clorox and 30-gallon Hefty bags like the ones in which Loofe's remains were found.

The next day, Boswell returned for two bottles of Drano after picking up more bottles of bleach, garbage bags and a large trash can at the Food Mesto grocery store.




 

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The jury in the Bailey Boswell trial saw photos from Sydney Loofe’s autopsy Friday morning.

The pathologist who performed it described how she determined Loofe’s cause of death. Boswell, accused of participating in the killing and disposal of Loofe, sat with her head down during this entire testimony.

The doctor said she received Loofe’s body in 13 pieces and she started her autopsy by taking x-rays and photos of Loofe’s body. She said there were sharp cuts made and other evidence that helped her determine the cause of death.

“When your blood supply is cut off, it can cause what we call petechial hemorrhage and that’s a sign of strangulation,” Michelle Elieff said.

She also found some injuries that likely happened before Loofe’s death including an injury to her earlobe and a bruise on her head. The pathologist also discussed the tools used to dismember the body. Later on, those will be compared to the tools Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell bought the day they believe Loofe was killed.
 

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Jury finds Boswell guilty of murder in killing of Sydney Loofe​

After making it through a second trial, hearing the terrible details about their daughter's killing and dismemberment nearly three years ago, Sydney Loofe's parents sat surrounded by family in a courtroom annex watching video of the verdict as it was read in a courtroom a block away Wednesday.

Bailey Boswell was guilty of first-degree murder.

Guilty of improper disposal of human skeletal remains.

And guilty of conspiracy to commit murder.


After deliberating for just more than three hours, the jury of eight men and four women returned the verdict at 12:45 p.m., finding Boswell, 26, guilty.

Boswell's attorney, Todd Lancaster, declined to comment on the verdict, saying it would be inappropriate at this time, given that it's a death penalty case and Boswell will face an aggravation and mitigation trial later before a three-judge panel.

The hearing, where Boswell will learn if she will get life in prison or death for the crimes, wasn't immediately set.
 

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Bailey Boswell's attorneys request new trial, seek limit on victim impact statements​

A week after a jury in Lexington found her guilty of Sydney Loofe's murder, Bailey Boswell's attorneys have filed a motion for a new trial and asked the judge to limit victim impact statements to the Lincoln woman's parents.

A hearing has been set for Nov. 4 in Wilber.

The motion for new trial is a commonly filed defense motion in serious cases like this one, where the state is seeking the death penalty.
 

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