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Police: Trail bought saws, bleach, trash bags before killing

June 28, 2019

WILBER, Neb. (AP) — Investigators have testified that a man on trial for the murder and dismemberment of a Lincoln woman bought saws, a utility knife, bleach and trash bags before and just after the victim went missing.

The Omaha World-Herald reports investigators testified Friday that 52-year-old Aubrey Trail bought those items on Nov. 15 — the day before 24-year-old Sydney Loofe was reported missing by her mother. Loofe’s dismembered body was found weeks later in trash bags in a field about 90 miles (145 kilometers) away from Lincoln.

Police say Loofe had gone on a Tinder date Nov. 14 with 25-year-old Bailey Boswell, who was Trail’s girlfriend. Both Trail and Boswell are charged with first-degree murder and face a possible death penalty.

While some of Loofe’s possessions were found along roadsides outside Lincoln, the saws and knife were never found.

Trail’s trial is expected to continue until July 8.


Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com

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