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The family of missing Lincoln woman Sydney Loofe announced on Facebook Monday evening that her body has been found.

"It's with heavy hearts that we share this most recent update with you all," began a post on the Finding Sydney Loofe Facebook community. "Please continue to pray for Sydney and our entire family. May God grant eternal rest unto thee. We love you Sydney."

The post didn't say where or when Loofe's body was located, and law enforcement officials provided no additional details.

Loofe was reported missing Nov. 16 from Lincoln, and police have said she was last seen the night before in Wilber.

The FBI and local law enforcement have announced a press conference for 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Hall of Justice in Lincoln.

Two people named by law enforcement as persons of interest in her disappearance -- 51-year-old Aubrey Trail and 23-year-old Bailey Boswell -- remained in the Saline County jail on a hold for the U.S. Marshal's Service. The pair lived in Wilber but left the state after Loofe went missing.

As of late Monday, Trail and Boswell hadn't been publicly accused of any crimes related to her disappearance.

Law enforcement had spent much of the previous week scouring rural areas outside Wilber and nearby Clatonia. 

Loofe, 24, grew up in Neligh, where her father is the high school principal and her mother a resource teacher for the school district.

At Neligh-Oakdale, Loofe played basketball, volleyball and golf and participated in band. She also kept statistics for the basketball and volleyball teams and participated in the school's one-act play, according to a Q&A Loofe did with the Neligh News and Leader in 2011.

She graduated that year and moved to Lincoln a short time later as part of a transfer in her employment with Menards, her mother, Susie, said.

Her two siblings lived in Lincoln while they attended school but moved to other cities after they graduated.

Sydney Loofe communicated with her parents via phone call or text three or four times a week, which helped keep them in touch being a three hours drive apart, her mother said.

In Lincoln, Loofe worked as a cashier at the Menards at 27th Street and Cornhusker Highway, and was known by her friends and coworkers as polite, always caring and willing to do anything that was needed. 

"She's the kind of person the world needs more of," her friend Terra Gehrig said. "She has a very good heart." 

Loofe liked Lincoln but was looking to change jobs, her mother said.

In her free time, the outdoors lover enjoyed fishing.

Loofe loved animals and raised her cat Mimzy since she was a kitten, her mother said.

Mimzy was still at Loofe's home in Havelock on Nov. 16, the day she didn't report to work and her family reported her missing.

That struck her mother as odd.

"She wouldn’t leave her cat,” Susie Loofe said Nov. 20.

"She was planning on coming home that night. Everything left in her house, points that she was."

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Riley Johnson reports on breaking news and public safety issues in Lincoln and southeast Nebraska.

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