The body of Sydney Loofe, a 24-year-old Nebraska woman who went missing after a Tinder date last month, has been found.
According to Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister, “analysis of digital evidence” led authorities to a body in rural Clay County that police believe is Loofe’s. Loofe disappeared after a Tinder date and was reported missing on November 16 after failing to show up at work in Lincoln.
While Bliemeister said that he believes there is evidence of foul play, he provided no further details on the cause of death or circumstances surrounding the discovery.
Police say that while there is no current threat to the public, they were unable to provide a motive for the murder and reiterated that no one has been charged.
Loofe had gone on a date with a woman she met online, then failed to show up at work the next day at a Menards in Lincoln. As the FBI and others searched for her, word of her disappearance spread in news accounts and on social media. Neligh residents adorned their city with green ribbons, signs and porch lights — a color used to signify missing children.
And in an odd twist, two Wilber, Nebraska, residents who were in contact with Loofe on Nov. 15 and were described as “persons of interest” released a series of videos in which they asserted their innocence. They were later taken into custody, though they have not been charged in connection with Loofe’s disappearance.
Bliemeister said law enforcement officials have “extensively explored” the pair’s statements and have not been able to confirm their accounts.
A candlelight vigil in honor of Sydney Loofe is planned for Saturday, December 9 in Lincoln. The vigil will begin at 5 PM at the Sunken Gardens in Lincoln near 27th & Capitol Parkway.