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VIDEO: Boswell Murder Trial Continues Monday Discussing Cell Phone Data Used, DNA Testing on Evidence and Items on Shopping Receipts

VIDEO: Boswell Murder Trial Continues Monday Discussing Cell Phone Data Used, DNA Testing on Evidence and Items on Shopping Receipts
LPD Detective Bob Hurley testified Monday on how cell phone data was used to help locate where Boswell and Aubrey Trail were during the days surrounding Sydney Loofe's disappearance.

Monday was the start of another week in the Bailey Boswell murder trial. The jury looked at multiple maps tracking cell phones belonging to Boswell.

Lincoln Police Department Detective Bob Hurley was called back to the stand to go over cell phone data. Hurley was key to analyzing cell phone data that led to the discovery of Sidney Loofe’s body parts in Clay County.

The jury looked at maps of one of Boswell’s phones. Meanwhile, Aubrey Trail’s phone on Nov. 14, 2017 was in Wilber and at the Best Western Hotel in Lincoln where Trail and Boswell checked in.

Phone data shows Trail and Boswell were near Loofe’s residence before she went to work on Nov. 15. Then surveillance video shows Trail and Boswell in Menards on north 27th Street,  only feet from where Sydney Loofe is seen walking in as she comes to work that day.

It was later that night that Boswell and Loofe got together for their second date. Cell phone data indicates Sydney’s phone arrived at Boswell’s home in Wilber a few minutes after 8 p.m. on Nov. 15.

FBI Forensics Examiner Marcy Plaza spoke Monday Morning explaining the DNA testing done on multiple items.

FBI Forensics Examiner Marcy Plaza took the stand first on Monday morning and said over 150 items came to the FBI testing lab from the Loofe murder investigation.

A latex glove found at one of several crime scenes in Clay County became a discussion point. Plaza said Loofe’s DNA profile matched a small blood stain on the glove. Plaza testified that DNA profile was more likely to be Loofe’s than anyone else.

Parts of an extension cord were also tested by Plaza who said a mixed profile occurred with Aubrey Trail being about 660 times more likely to be one of the sources.

The defense questioned Plaza on whether cross-contamination or other factors can skew testing of items for DNA. Plaza said they can.

Lincoln Police Department Detective Bob Hurley was back on the stand Monday afternoon. Hurley explained he obtained still shots off video of Boswell and Trail at Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Nov. 17, the day after Sidney Loofe disappeared.

The state then called George Sherry,  former general manager of the Best Western Plus in Lincoln.  He confirmed Trail and Boswell stayed there the evening of Nov. 14 into Nov. 15, the day before Sydney Loofe disappeared.

The state then called Matt Workman, a multi asset protection manager at Home Depot in north Lincoln.  Workman verified a receipt from purchases Trail and Boswell made on Nov. 15 included drop cloths, hacksaw blades and a box cutter knife.

Defense attorney Todd Lancaster said cameras in the store did not show who put the items in the shopping cart. Workman did not dispute that.

Lorrie Orman Aardvark Antique Mall Manager

Lorrie Orman, Aardvark Antique Mall manager was called and she confirmed Trail and Boswell had a space rented at the Lincoln facility. Her testimony placed both defendants at the mall on the day before Loofe’s disappearance.

Sandy Anno District Manager for Dollar General Stores in SE Neb.

Sandy Anno, district manager of Dollar General stores in southeast  Nebraska confirmed purchases made at the Wilber store included large hefty trash bags and Clorox bleach on Nov. 15, the day before Loofe disappeared.

Another receipt from the next day shows the purchase of Drano Max and Drano liquid.

Prosecutors called eight witnesses Monday. The trial continues Tuesday.


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