Woman Who Disappeared Following Tinder Date Found Dead

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A woman who disappeared following a Tinder date has been found dead, according to a report.

The 24-year-old woman’s body and “evidence that a crime was involved in her death” were found in Nebraska after the woman had been reported missing.

“FBI Special Agent Randy Thysse said at a Lincoln news conference that investigators strongly believe the female body was that of Sydney Loofe, who was reported missing Nov. 16,” reported the Associated Press. “Investigators are still talking to Aubrey Trail, 51, who, with Bailey Boswell, 23, had reported online that they had contact with Loofe. Trail and Boswell are considered people of interest in Loofe’s disappearance and were arrested on unrelated warrants. Their social media comments led investigators to believe they were the last people with Loofe before she disappeared.”

According to the report, Loofe “went on a date Nov. 15 with someone she met online” and was last seen in Wilber, which is 40 miles away from where the body was found.

Tinder, a popular dating platform which became the highest grossing app on Apple’s App Store in September, has been involved in numerous alleged violent incidents.

Last year, a man was charged after his Tinder date fell 14 floors to her death in an alleged attempt to escape him, while last December a man in Mexico City was arrested on suspicion of murder after a girl he’d met on the dating app was found dead and dissolved in a bath of acid.

Grindr, a similar popular gay dating app, has also been involved in numerous incidents, including one where a man was jailed after cannibalizing a police officer who he’d met on the app with chopsticks.

In October, it was also reported that an HIV positive man allegedly tried to infect Grindr dates with sabotaged condoms, while four men in May were accused of using the app to rob users.

Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech. You can follow him on Twitter @MrNashington and Gab @Nash, or like his page at Facebook.


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