The FBI has made contact with the persons of interest in the search for Sydney Loofe and is again asking for the public to continue their efforts as well.
“Recent information that we’ve received from the public has really helped our investigation tremendously," said FBI agent Randall Thysse.
Thysse said during Thursday morning’s press conference in Lincoln that they have been in contact wth Aubrey C. Trail and Bailey M. Boswell. They are ”somewhere in the midwest” but not in Lincoln at this time.
“Literally moments ago, we’ve made contact with two individuals that I think we all know here (Boswell and Trail), but it’s a very fluid situation. We’ve located both of them, and we are talking to both of them at this time,” Thyssen said.
Agent Thysse along with Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister reiterated throughout the press conference that the investigation was ongoing at this time. Bliemeister added that, despite the heavy activity in the Wilber area on Wednesday evening, that no additional evidence was found that might lead to Sydney's location. He also denied a rumor that Sydney's cell phone was found buried in a yard in Wilber.
Sydney, 24, is the daughter of George and Susie Loofe of Neligh. Both of her parents attended the press conference. Her father also asked people to continue searching for Sydney and to speak up if they know any details of her disappearance.
“On behalf of our family, I would like to thank all of you — all of the people who made the pins, the fliers, gotten the word out on social media, all of the support our family has received,” George Loofe said. “Continue that and thank you for all of your prayers. In my opinion, someone knows something. Please do the right thing.”
If anyone has any additional information, they are asked to contact the FBI hotline made for the case at 402-493-8688 and select option 1.