FBI confirms Sydney Loofe's body likely recovered | Foul play expected

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- The FBI confirmed Tuesday morning the body of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe has likely been discovered.

FBI agent Randall Thysse said the body was discovered in a rural area in Clay County, Nebraska sometime Monday afternoon.

Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister also said that there is evidence of foul play, but the situation is still under investigation. He added he does not believe there is any outstanding threat to the public.

The time of an autopsy for Loofe has not been released.

The Chief of Police said it was analysis of digital evidence that led search crews to the area in Clay County.

On Tuesday, search crews were still in the area where the body was found near the intersection of Road 309 and Road S.

The area was blocked off in all directions, with state troopers directing traffic and making sure no one passes through, unless they are part of law enforcement.

Officials said there were about 50 law enforcement officers searching miles of ground for evidence.

Two persons of interest, Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell, are still being held at the Saline County Jail, after they turned themselves in Taney County, Missouri.

They both had outstanding warrants on charges unrelated to Loofe's case.

Bliemeister did not comment on whether the two were cooperating with authorities, and did not say if police are searching for other persons of interest.

Loofe was reported missing on November 16 after she was last seen in Wilber, Nebraska on November 15.

Loofe’s cell phone was last pinged in Wilber, which is also where one of the two persons of interest has an apartment.

Several search and rescue groups had been combing lakes, rivers, and surrounding fields for the past week in a search for Loofe.

Bliemeister said roughly 40 officers from the Lincoln Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol, Saline and Clay county authorities, and the FBI are still canvassing Saline and Clay counties looking for evidence.

The news of Loofe’s body being discovered was shared for the first time Monday night on the official Facebook page for the Loofe family to communicate and share information with the public.

With it, the family wrote, "It's with heavy hearts that we share this most recent update with you all. Please continue to pray for Sydney and our entire family. May God grant eternal rest unto thee. We love you Sydney."