WILBER — Two people identifying themselves as the "persons of interest" in the case of Sydney Loofe have posted a video denying their involvement in her disappearance.
Lincoln police have said they are looking for Aubrey Trail, 51, and Bailey Boswell, 23, in connection with the search for Loofe, who was reported missing Nov. 16.
"They're chasing us around like dogs," a man who identified himself as Trail says in the video, which was shared on the "Finding Sydney Loofe" Facebook page Wednesday morning.
The video was removed after about two hours but has since been posted on YouTube. It shows the man and woman, who identifies herself as Boswell, wearing dark clothing, her in sunglasses, sitting inside a vehicle. It wasn't immediately clear when or where the video was taken.
A Lincoln police spokeswoman said investigators are "analyzing the video and it's too early for us to provide a statement."
"We are still looking for both of them and they have not turned themselves in," Officer Angela Sands said.
In the video, the man says he and Boswell tried reaching out to police in the days following Loofe's disappearance, but that police didn't return their calls.
"As far as I know, I'm not wanted for anything. I'm a person of interest and I'm not really running from anything," the man says. "This has pretty much cost me my life.
"I pray for Sydney. I hope she's found soon. I wish the family the best. I'm sorry that she wasn't with you on Thanksgiving."
The woman says she went on dates with Loofe in the days before her disappearance but last saw her after dropping her off at a friend's house.
"I haven't heard from her since."
Loofe, 24, missed work Nov. 16 at the Menards in north Lincoln after apparently going on a date the night before with someone she met online, her parents have said. Police confirmed she was last seen in Wilber, 40 miles southwest of Lincoln, on Nov. 15.
Police have called the disappearance "concerning."
Loofe has a yin-yang tattoo on one of her forearms, the word "Believe" with a cross on the inside of her left wrist, and the phrase "Everything will be wonderful someday" on her right bicep.
She is 5-foot-7 and weighs 135 pounds. She was last seen wearing a white Columbia jacket and a cream-colored shirt.
Trail is 6 feet tall and weighs about 284 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes, according to the police news release. Boswell is 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Trail's basement apartment in Wilber is just across a chain-link fence from Wilber-Clatonia Public Schools. Superintendent Ray Collins said law enforcement has had a heavy presence in the area since soon after Loofe's disappearance.
Investigators searched the apartment Tuesday, Collins said.
Scott Havel, owner of Frank's Smokehouse in Wilber, said Trail and Boswell don't have many ties in town other than living there.
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