In FBI interview, Trail shares his account of how Sydney Loofe died

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SALINE COUNTY -- There's one thing the prosecution and defense in the Sydney Loofe trial agree on; that Aubrey Trail killed Loofe.

But they don't agree on the circumstances surrounding the 24-year-old store clerk's death.

Friday, the prosecution shared what Trail said happened on Nov. 15, 2017.

Trail wasn't there, but Loofe's family was. At one point her mom Susie ran out of the courtroom in tears while Sydney's sister sat with her head bowed in the courtroom.

In the interview Trail told two FBI investigators that his lifestyle centered around sex, money and women. He said people paid him to coordinate sexual fantasies. In turn, he'd pay women to participate in those fantasies.

He said Loofe was one of those participants.

Trail told the investigators Bailey Boswell brought Loofe to their apartment in Wilber. Once there, Loofe talked about having money problems.

That's when Trail offered her $5,000 to participate in one of his fantasies. He told her it would involve rough sex and choking that will cause her to go in and out of consciousness.

"I let a fantasy go down that I knew when I set up I knew it had the potential for going bad and I still let it go through because I was greedy," Trail told the investigators.

Trail told them when Loofe accidentally died there were two other women in the room and they all panicked.

"If you have a dead body laying in your bed, if you're a criminal and you have cash and dope in your house, if you've got three hysterical women who you can't leave, yelling and screaming and freaking out, you're stressed," Trail said.

Trail told them they knew they couldn't get her body out of the apartment undetected.

Before dismembering her body, Trail described draining her blood into a container so he could dispose of it separately. He told the investigators he put the blood and Loofe's "soul" in a location law enforcement didn't find.

"I don't believe in the same God as you," Trail said.

He told them the cemetery in Clay County is considered special in his belief system and the way they disposed of Loofe's body was intentional. He said he dropped in six spots because her death was an accident.

"If she had died on purpose there would have been eight parts, she was laid out in six parts that helps her reincarnate faster," Trail said.

Throughout the interview, Trail maintained Boswell's innocence. He said she wasn't in the room when Loofe died and only helped clean up after so she wouldn't turn on Trail.

"I love Bailey to death," Trail said. "But there's no doubt she's very impressionable. Bailey participated but she shouldn't be going to prison for life but because of me she is."

Boswell's trial is set for October.

Next week women apparently involved in these sexual fantasy will testify.


For the fourth consecutive day, Aubrey Trail did not appear in Saline County court as the Sydney Loofe murder trial continued Friday.

During the morning session, testimony was heard from multiple workers at the Saline County jail who spoke about possible communication between Trail and co-defendant Bailey Boswell.

Trail and Boswell are both being charged with first-degree murder in the death and disappearance of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe.

Lindsey Sherman, who worked at the Saline County Jail during the time Trail and Boswell were being held, testified to finding a note that may have been left in the library.

Sherman said on March 9, 2018 she was inspecting the library when she found a folded up letter in a phone book that said “I fricken love you.”

During this time, Boswell was being held in the “b-pod” of the jail, while Trail being held away from other inmates and was only granted access to common areas after lock down.

B-pod inmates were given access either immediately following or before Trail.

Christina Stahl, another employee at the jail during the time, also took the stand, and stated Trail would go to the recreation area at the end of the day, and Boswell would be one of the first to go in the morning.

On July 23, 2018, jail employees did a check around the walls and underneath the doors of the common area, and found a coded note stuck to a door with toothpaste.

That day they did a shakedown of Boswell’s room as well as all women in the B-pod. More letters were found in a book in Boswell’s cell, as well as a key to figuring out the code on the letters.

Boswell did have a cell mate at the time, and all inmates had access to the common areas.

During the testimony, multiple discussions were had between the judge and council as to whether the letters could be submitted into evidence, since it is not known for sure if the letters were written by Trail or Boswell.

What the letters said was not revealed to the jurors, and the letters were not submitted as evidence.