The body of an American woman who disappeared on a Tinder date has been found in a field close to the town of Edgar, Nebraska.
Sydney Loofe, 24, went to meet Aubrey Trail, 51, and Bailey Boswell, 23, after meeting Boswell on the dating app.
She was strangled to death and then her body was driven to the town of Edgar, some 90 miles from her hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, where it was dumped, cut up and stuffed into bin bags.
Trail initially admitted killing Loofe, though he claims that it was part of a sexual fantasy gone wrong, reports the Daily Star. Both Trail and Boswell have been charged with the murder and face the death penalty, which is the maximum sentence in Nebraska.
Loofe had already met Boswell for a date the day before she died, 15 November of last year. She was reported missing the next day by her mother after she failed to show up for work at a hardware store in Lincoln.
"She texted me and told me about the date she had (and) how great it went and she was excited to go on another date with her again Wednesday night," said Terra Gehring, a friend and co-worker.
Loofe's body was not found for a further three weeks, eventually being discovered chopped up in a garbage bag by the FBI on December 4, 90 miles away in Edgar.
Both he and Boswell were caught on CCTV in a Home Depot on November 15, buying various good including an extension cord.
"It wasn't supposed to go to the extreme it went, of course not," said Trail to the Omaha World-Herald, a local newspaper, at the time of his arrest. "It wasn't meant that she was to die.
"A life for a life - that's the rules in my world. I should be put to death."
Trail also added that the death was suffocation and that his girlfriend, Boswell, was high on drugs at the time and was not present.
Trail and Boswell were arrested in Bronson, Missouri, and have been in custody ever since. Prosecutors have not yet decided whether they will push for the death penalty in the case.
It is an option open to law enforcement in Nebraska, though it is generally reserved for multiple murders or child murderers.
Nobody has been executed in Nebraska since 1997, though there are currently 12 men on Death Row in the state.
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