Chapter 3: “Exceptional depravity” — The disappearance of Sydney Loofe | Late Edition: Crime Beat Chronicles podcast
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What you’re about to hear is the third episode in a four part series, so if you’re new here jump back to the first two parts so you’re up to speed.
For this set of episodes we’ll be traveling to Wilber, Nebraska, where, in November of 2017, 24-year-old Sydney Loofe left work to go on a second date with someone she met on a dating app, and she never came home.
The events that followed centered around Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell, who were eventually convicted in the case, and were bizarre in the way they unfolded on social media and in the courtroom.
The articles, which you’ll hear read by Matt McGrath and are linked below in full, have been lightly edited to avoid redundancies, are linked below and if you appreciate what we’re doing with this program, we encourage you to invest in local journalism and support whichever newspaper serves your community.
- ‘We are obviously suspects,’ Aubrey Trail says as Sydney Loofe investigation continues
- ‘If they want justice for Sydney, somebody charge us,’ Aubrey Trail says of Loofe death
- Aubrey Trail says Sydney Loofe died of accidental asphyxiation at his hands
- Aubrey Trail, Bailey Boswell charged in Sydney Loofe’s death
- Prosecutors: Trail, Boswell began planning to kill Sydney Loofe hours before 2nd date
- Death penalty sought for Aubrey Trail in killing of Sydney Loofe; prosecutors cite ‘exceptional depravity,’ history of violence
- Trail, Boswell sentenced in federal fraud case; Trail tells judge: ‘I don’t care what you give me’
- Prosecutors: Boswell, Trail began looking for someone to murder months before meeting Loofe
- Snippets of investigator interviews with Aubrey Trail come out at hearing
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