One day after they were named as persons of interest in the disappearance of Sydney Loofe, a video has emerged of two people claiming to be Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell. In the video, which was posted to YouTube and then deleted, a man claiming to be Trail and a woman claiming to be Boswell are inside what appears to be a vehicle.
They offer further details into Loofe’s disappearance, saying they’ve been wronged by the media and police.
Watch the video in its entirety above.
A massive search effort has been launched to locate Loofe, a 24-year-old woman whose last-known contact were text messages and Snapchats to friends, saying she was going out on a date with somebody that she met. It’s believed that Loofe was going out on a date with Boswell, whom she met through Tinder. On Tuesday, Trail and Boswell were named persons of interest in Loofe’s disappearance, and anyone with information on their whereabouts were encouraged to come forward to authorities.
Trail commented on Loofe’s disappearance in the video, saying: “I pray for Sydney, I hope she’s found soon. I wish the family the best, I’m sorry that she wasn’t with you on Thanksgiving.”
In the video, Trail starts by saying they’ve been getting slammed in the media and wanted to give their say.
“Everything we’re going to tell you, you’re going to be able to pick up the phone or have a newspaper pick up the phone and very easily verify it,” Trail said.
Trail said that the Lincoln Police Department wants people to believe that they haven’t spoken to them, but they did indeed get interviewed by police. He claims that they both wrote “long statements” to police alongside their attorney which they sent to the Lincoln Police Department, “telling them everything we know.”
Trail said that the day before Thanksgiving, they called police after they were trying to contact them.
“We were told to quit blowing up their phone, even though we told them, ‘Hey, do you understand you’re the people you’re looking for?” Trail said, indicating that police said they’d get back to them.
Police have been seen investigating multiple leads in the case, and Trail said that’s because he and Boswell provided them the information.
Trail said that he was approached with a warrant November 21 for being a felon in possession in a firearm, claiming that it was dropped the next day.
“We were at our house four days ago, no one showed up,” Trail said. “We’ve been to Wilber (where Loofe was last seen), we had a young lady with us for a week, which is Bailey’s sometimes girlfriend. Omaha Police started calling her phone, telling her pretty much that she’s in danger with us, so we took her home the day before Thanksgiving,” Trail said. “You’ve already crucified us in the newspapers, you’ve already crucified us on Facebook. In America, I sure thought it was a trial first, but I guess not.”
“You’ve heard all this stuff about my criminal history, all true,” Trail said. “I’ve been convicted of bad checks, forgery and all that good stuff. But I’ve never been convicted in anything like … I guess I’m a person of interest now.”
Trail indicates that he and Boswell do a “$100,000/year business” selling antiques.
“As far as I know, I’m not wanted for anything,” Trail said. “I’m a person of interest and I’m not really running from anything. Naturally, I can’t go home now because my house has been swarmed, searched, and I’m being looked for.”
Read more about Trail, Boswell and the investigation below: