The search for missing Sydney Loofe has led to potential sightings, including in central Nebraska, Omaha and Council Bluffs, according to Lincoln Police Chief Bliemeister.
Bliemeister said during an interview Wednesday night with KLIN radio that the Lincoln Police Department and other agencies are looking into every lead.
"We don't want to limit it to Lincoln and pathway to Wilber," he said. "We have other information, although not 100 percent confirmed, that may lead us to believe that there might be some sightings in central Nebraska also in the Omaha and Council Bluffs area. Reaching out to all people here in the surrounding community is something that's important with this investigation and others."
Law enforcement spent much of Wednesday in Wilber, but Bliemeister would not confirm whether or not police have contacted the woman Loofe was to be meeting for a date on the night she was last seen - Wednesday, Nov. 15.
"As far as knowing exactly who she was meeting with, there has been some investigative efforts," Bliemeister said. "To be able to inclusively say whether or not we have spoke with that potential individual, I'm not prepared to do that at this particular juncture."
He added, "It would be common sense that would be one of the first course of action that we would attempt to do."
Sydney Loofe, 24 of Lincoln and formerly of Neligh, has been missing since Wednesday. She is the daughter of George and Susie Loofe of Neligh.
The Loofe family has said that their last contact with Sydney was via SnapChat prior to a date on Wednesday, Nov. 15, with a stranger she met online. She did not go to work the next morning and her vehicle remained at her apartment.
Sydney has a yin-yang on one of her forearms, the word "Believe" with a cross on the inside of her left wrist, and the phrase "Everything will be wonderful someday" on her right bicep.
If you have any information on her whereabouts, contact the Lincoln Police Department at 402-441-7204.