Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a Nebraska woman they suspect vanished last week after going on a date.
Lincoln police told People that they’re investigating Sydney Loofe’s disappearance but wouldn’t reveal whether they believe foul play is involved.
Police Chief Jeff Bleimeister, however, called the details of the case “concerning” during a press conference Tuesday morning, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.
“Really what our focus is on at this point is trying to find Sydney,” the chief said. “And to go out and to detail every investigative aspect really, I think, is going to detract from the overall message of, ‘We’re trying to find her as quickly as possible.'”
Loofe’s family reported her missing Thursday. Bleimeister claimed she was last seen in Saline County, southwest of Lincoln. A flier being circulated by loved ones claimed that her cellphone was pinged in the area but that the device has since been disabled.
The Omaha World-Herald reported that a photo the 24-year-old posted to social media a day before her disappearance indicated that she was meeting someone for a date. The picture in question shows Loofe wearing a white coat and cream-colored shirt.
Friends told KETV that they went to the missing woman’s home Thursday after she didn’t turn up for work. There, they realized that nobody was home and that her car was still in the driveway.
Bleimeister said that the department is working closely with Saline County Sheriff Alan Moore and his deputies. The Journal Star reported that Lincoln police have interviewed people in Omaha and Wiber in connection with Loofe’s disappearance.
Authorities described Loofe as 5-feet-7-inches tall and 135 pounds with blonde hair.
The 24-year-old also has distinctive tattoos: One that reads “Everything will be wonderful someday” on her arm, a yin yang symbol, and another that says “Believe.”
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about Sydney Loofe’s whereabouts is urged to call the Lincoln Police Department at 402-441-600 or 402-887-4148.
[Featured Image: Sydney Loofe/Lincoln Police Department]