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Prosecution reveals conversations between Bailey Boswell and Sydney Loofe

 Boswell, K.B. check into hotel in Grand Island
Boswell, K.B. check into hotel in Grand Island (KOLNKGIN)
Published: Jul. 3, 2019 at 11:09 AM CDT
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Sydney Loofe and Bailey Boswell shared messages with one another for nearly a week after meeting on Tinder.

Tinder records presented by the prosecution in the Sydney Loofe murder trial Wednesday morning show the two started talking on Nov. 11, 2017.

Their first messages were just getting to know one another and making plans to hang out. Loofe told Boswell she was home in Neligh for the weekend. She said she went shopping and was soaking up her last days with her family.

Boswell told Loofe she was cooking dinner- cornbread and black-eyed peas. They talked about Applebee’s being one of their favorite restaurants and what their favorite dishes were.

“I def a steak girl too, but that chicken was delish,” Loofe told Boswell.

Then Boswell asked Loofe if she wanted to go to the casino with her- told her she’d pay for everything and take her to a fancy dinner. Loofe said that sounded like a good plan.

The messages show they then made plans to hang out on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Boswell told Loofe they could drive around, smoke marijuana and get to know each other. Loofe told Boswell she hadn’t smoked in six days.

“Well I was trying to quit,” the message read. “But I’m not going to pass up smoking with a gorgeous girl. I can throw ya some cash to get some if you want.”

Boswell replied, “I have plenty of money and plenty of weed.”

The two met up the night of the 14th. The messages show Boswell picked Loofe up and they drove around, smoked marijuana and got to know each other. Just like Boswell said they would.

The next day Boswell told Loofe she was up all night thinking about a kiss they shared. They made plans to hang out again that night, the 15th.

The records show Boswell texted Loofe that she was at her house to pick her up at 6:54 p.m. The last message in the thread was from Boswell, it read “here.”

Before the prosecution got into this line of questioning, they talked about hotel records and what Trail and Boswell were doing in the days after Loofe went missing.

Three hotel employees testified in the Sydney Loofe murder trial Wednesday morning.

The employees provided surveillance video of Aubrey Trail, Bailey Boswell and K.B. checking in and out of hotels between November 17 and 22nd in 2017.

Pam Shay, a manager at Border’s Inn and Suites in Grand Island testified first.

She said Boswell and K.B. walked checked into her hotel on November 19th and stayed until November 22nd. K.B. is a witness 10/11 Now has chosen not to identify, she was recruited to Trail's sex cult through Boswell's Tinder.

She traveled with the couple in the days after Loofe died under the guise that she was with them to help with a cocaine pick-up.

As K.B. testified, she said she checked into the hotel under her name and with her credit card but Trail paid for it. Trail told her neither he or Boswell had credit cards.

Hotel records reflected that.

Next to testify was Ayla Frerichs. She told jurors Trail, Boswell and K.B. checked into the La Quinta Inn in Kearney around 1:15 on November 22nd.

Frerichs said they made the reservations around 10:30 a.m. and requested an early check-in at that time.

Once again, they checked in under K.B.’s name using her credit card.

Video shows the pair walking to their hotel room with their bags. Trail was limping and walking with a cane.

Just five to ten minutes later, the group is seen walking out of the hotel with their luggage. Trail wasn’t limping or using a cane.

Frerichs said when she saw them leave she went and checked out the room to make sure there was nothing wrong with it. She said some garbage was left behind but it looked like the bed hadn’t been laid on, the toilet hadn’t been used.

Tuesday, K.B. testified that after checking into the hotel in Kearney she got a voicemail from the Lincoln Police Department. She told jurors Trail and Boswell made plans for her to kill someone in Kearney, probably a college exchange student that “wouldn’t be missed.” K.B. said she agreed to whatever Trail and Boswell asked her to do because she was scared they’d harm her family.

After getting the phone call from police K.B. told Trail and Boswell who made her turn off her phone and all three left the hotel. K.B. said at that time she didn’t know about the Sydney Loofe case. She never called police back.

A security and facilities director for Ameristar Casinos in Council Bluffs, Iowa testified third.

K.B. said Tuesday that’s where she, Trail and Boswell stayed from November 17 to the 19. Surveillance video from that facility shows Trail and Boswell’s vehicles entering and exiting parking lots on the Ameristar Property and three people getting in and out of those cars.

Chris Hamblin, with Ameristar described police calling him and asking them to see if there were any records of Boswell or Trail at the hotel.

He also showed video corroborating what K.B. said happened at the Ameristar Hotel.

The video shows Boswell walking through the casino and going to the slot machines alone. A few minutes later Trail and K.B. also go into the casino and Trail brings K.B. to Boswell and appears to pull cash out of his wallet before walking away.

Trail is not seen walking with a limp or a cane at the Ameristar. They stayed at the Ameristar until the 19th, when they traveled to the hotel in Grand Island.

FBI Special Agent Mike Maseth testified again Wednesday. He reviewed phone records and receipts collected from November 18, 2017.

The phone data shows Trail and Boswell left the Ameristar Hotel and Casino that morning and drove to Nebraska City and Plattsmouth. They stopped at a few different stores along the way, according to receipts found in Trail’s car.

Maseth said at this time phone records show K.B., the woman Trail and Boswell were traveling with after Loofe’s death, was in the hotel in Omaha this entire time.

Tuesday, K.B. testified that she didn’t remember what happened that day, that she just remembers waking up confused with the feeling of something bad happening. She told jurors for a year and half she thought she had somehow helped dispose of Loofe’s body while unconscious.

She said she remembered there being duffel bags in the car with Trail, Boswell and K.B. She told jurors looking back at the case she feared the body was in those bags, though at the time she had no idea Trail and Boswell were involved in the Loofe case, or had even heard of Loofe at all.

The prosecution asked Maseth if there was any chance Loofe’s body could have been taken to Clay County on the 18th, he said no. He also said there’s no chance K.B. could have been involved because she was in Omaha with her family on the 16th.

The prosecution said they’ll be calling their last witnesses, a pathologist and anthropologist on Monday. They’ll go over the autopsy and bone examinations.

The defense will start calling witnesses at that time. They told 10/11 Now they don’t have nearly as many as the prosecution.

The trial is expected to wrap up next week.

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Two young women walk into a hotel in Kearney on Thanksgiving Day in 2017.

They’re accompanied by an older man walking with a cane.

“I honestly thought it was a dad and his two daughters,” Ayla Frerichs, the manager at Kearney’s La Quinta Inn said.

But, it wasn't.

Frerichs, and two other hotel employees, testified in the Sydney Loofe murder trial Wednesday morning.

The employees provided surveillance video of Aubrey Trail, Bailey Boswell and K.B., a woman who was with the co-defendants, checking in and out of hotels between November 17 and Nov. 22 in 2017.

Trail and Boswell are both facing charges of first-degree murder for the killing and dismemberment of 24-year-old Loofe on November 15.

Trail, who hasn't appeared in court since June 24, once again wasn’t in the courtroom Wednesday.

He has been absent since an outburst where he cut his throat with a piece of a razor blade, suffering minor injuries.

Pam Shay, a manager at Border’s Inn and Suites in Grand Island testified first.

She said Boswell and K.B. checked into the hotel on November 19 and stayed until November 22.

K.B. testified in court Tuesday that she was recruited to be a part of Trail and Boswell’s group over Tinder because she wanted to be in a romantic relationship with Boswell.

She traveled with the couple in the days after Loofe died under the guise that she was helping them with a cocaine pick-up.

As K.B. testified, she said she checked into the hotel under her name and with her credit card but Trail paid for it. Trail told her neither he or Boswell had credit cards. Hotel records reflected that.

Next to testify was Frerichs.

She told jurors Trail, Boswell and K.B. checked into the La Quinta Inn in Kearney on November 22.

Frerichs said they made the reservations around 10:30 a.m. and requested an early check-in at that time.

Once again, they checked in under K.B.’s name using her credit card. Video shows the pair walking to their hotel room with their bags. Trail was limping and walking with a cane.

Just five to ten minutes later, the group is seen walking out of the hotel with their luggage. Trail wasn’t limping or using a cane. Frerichs said when she saw them leave she went and checked out the room to make sure there was nothing wrong with it. She said some garbage was left behind but it looked like the bed hadn’t been laid on and the toilet hadn’t been used.

On Tuesday, K.B. testified that after checking into the hotel in Kearney she got a voicemail from the Lincoln Police Department. She told jurors Trail and Boswell made plans for her to kill someone in Kearney -- most likely a college exchange student that “wouldn’t be missed.”

K.B. said she agreed to whatever Trail and Boswell asked her to do because she was scared they’d harm her family. After getting the phone call from police K.B. told Trail and Boswell, who made her turn off her phone. All three then left the hotel.

K.B. said at that time she didn’t know about Loofe's case, and she never called the police back.

A security and facilities director for Ameristar Casinos in Council Bluffs, Iowa testified third.

K.B. said Tuesday that’s where she, Trail and Boswell stayed from Nov. 17 to Nov. 19.

Surveillance video from that location shows Trail and Boswell’s vehicles entering and exiting parking lots on the Ameristar Property and three people getting in and out of those cars.

Chris Hamblin, with Ameristar, described police calling him and asking them to see if there were any records of Boswell or Trail at the hotel.

He also showed video corroborating what K.B. said happened at the Ameristar Hotel.

The video shows Boswell walking through the casino and going to the slot machines alone. A few minutes later Trail and K.B. also go into the casino. Trail brings K.B. to Boswell and appears to pull cash out of his wallet before walking away.

Trail is not seen walking with a limp or a cane at the Ameristar.

Additional testimony is expected to be heard throughout the day on Wednesday.