The family of Sydney Loofe, a 24-year-old Nebraska woman that had been missing since 15 November, have said her body has been recovered. "It's with heavy hearts that we share this most recent update with you all," the family wrote on Facebook page set up to help the search for Loofe.
"Please continue to pray for Sydney and our entire family. May God grant eternal rest unto thee. We love you Sydney," they wrote.
Antelope County Sheriff's Office said that they had confirmed with the family that a body had been found. "Our office has been given confirmation, from family, that Sydney's body has been found," the Sheriff's Office wrote in a post on Facebook, adding: "No other details are known at this time."
Multiple law enforcement agencies had been searching for Loofe, including the FBI. A special agent in charge said during a live-streamed press conference that a body was discovered on 4 December in rural Clay County.
The FBI said they believe the body to be that of Loofe but were waiting on forensic analysis. The investigation is ongoing. Loofe reportedly went on a second date with a woman she met online.
Jeff Bliemeister, the Chief of Police at the Lincoln Police Department said that the discovery was primarily made thanks to digital analyses and work on the ground from law enforcement agencies. Bliemeister added that law enforcement believes there is evidence of foul play.
Two people are considered persons of interest in the case: 23-year-old Bailey Boswell and her roommate 51-year-old Aubrey Trail. Neither have been charged with any offense directly related to the investigation, Bliemeister added.
Trail and Boswell posted several videos on social media addressing their possible involvement in the investigation. Boswell has admitted she was with Loofe in the hours prior to her being reported missing.