Two people identified by law enforcement as "persons of interest" in Sydney Loofe's disappearance remained in custody Friday, now at the Saline County jail in their hometown of Wilber.

A jail employee confirmed that Aubrey C. Trail, 51, and Bailey M. Boswell, 23, were both being held late Friday at the request of the U.S. Marshals Service.

The two were transported from the Taney County Jail in Forsyth, Missouri, sometime Friday. Forsyth is about five miles northeast of Branson.

Loofe, 24, remains missing. 

Federal and state court records list no new charges against Trail or Boswell, and police haven't publicly accused them of any crime related to Loofe's disappearance. 

Both had warrants for unrelated charges, however: Boswell for missing a court date last year in Lincoln, and Trail on newer allegations of being a habitual criminal and a felon in possession of a firearm. Trail's warrant remains under seal.

Loofe hasn't been seen since Nov. 15, when she and Boswell apparently met for a date after meeting online. Loofe's mother reported her missing the next day after she didn't show up for work at Menards in north Lincoln.

The FBI has set up a dedicated tip line specifically for information related to Loofe's case: 402-493-8688, option 1.

Thursday, Loofe's father pleaded for the public's help during a news conference at the Hall of Justice in Lincoln: "In my opinion, someone knows something," George Loofe said. "Please do the right thing."

He was joined by officials from the FBI, Lincoln Police Department, Saline County Sheriff's Office and the Nebraska State Patrol.

Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister responded quickly during the news conference when asked if there is still hope Loofe could be found alive.

“Yes," the chief said. "Absolutely."

 

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