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Killer who chopped up girlfriend’s Tinder date learns fate, explains why he murdered her

Aubrey Trail, a Nebraska man who killed an unsuspecting woman lured in by his girlfriend through a dating app, learned his fate on Wednesday.

A Dawson County judge sentenced Trail to death, the Lincoln Journal Star reports. Bailey reportedly said he “could care less” about his sentencing. He was convicted in July 2020 of first-degree murder and criminal conspiracy to commit murder.

“I had no doubt she would tell people if I let her go,” Trail said during the hearing, referring to victim, Sydney Loofe. Trail and his girlfriend, Bailey Boswell, killed Loofe in 2017.

“I won’t say I’m sorry, as that would be an insult to you after what I put you through, and I won’t ask for forgiveness as I don’t believe there is such a thing.”

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Boswell conspired for weeks with Trail to lure in Loofe. Boswell enticed Loofe to meet up for a date after meeting her on Tinder.

Loofe disappeared on November 15, 2017, during a second date with Boswell. After the first date, Loofe told friends she had found her dream girl. Boswell previously said that she spent the first date with Loofe while they “drove around Lincoln, smoked weed [and] had a great time.”

The following day, the pair went on their next and last date. After Loofe failed to show up to work at a hardware goods store, her mother called police, which eventually led investigators to Boswell and Trail.

Boswell initially posted a video on Facebook, explaining that she dropped Loofe off at a friend’s house after their second date and made plans to go to a casino for a third date. The Facebook post was eventually deleted.

Trail also initially denied harming Loofe, claiming that he was a thief but would never harm a woman.

“I do what I do, be it, if I’m a thief, I’m a thief. But I’ll be goddamned, I’ve never killed anyone in my life. I’ve never hurt a female in my life. So take that for whatever the hell it’s worth.”

Sydney Loofe
Sydney Loofe [Tumblr]

After collecting evidence during the investigation, authorities arrested the pair on November 30, 2017. Trail ended up confessing that he strangled Loofe with an extension cord, then buried her body with the help of Boswell. Her body parts had been cut up with a “fine-toothed saw.”

Police found Loofe on a rural road in central Nebraska. Her body parts were chopped up and placed in several different trash bags.

Trail later told the Lincoln Star that Loofe’s death was an accident that happened while holding an object inside the victim’s mouth, unintentionally killing her during fantasy sexual role-playing. Trail reportedly said he never contacted police since he didn’t think anyone would believe him, given his alternative lifestyle.

Assistant Attorney General Sandra Allen said that cellphone footage placed the pair in the area of the crime scene and store receipts showed they purchased incriminating items.

Allen added that the pair bought duct tape, a saw, pots and pans, and trash bags before Boswell’s second date with Loofe.

On Wednesday, Trail explained that he was certain that Loofe would have revealed his lifestyle after she was “resistant” to it after meeting him.

“Sydney did nothing but reject my lifestyle and threatened to expose it. And I killed her for it,” Trail said.

In October, Boswell was convicted of first-degree murder and related charges. She is awaiting her sentencing hearing.

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[Feature Photo: Police Handout]