Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Sydney Loofe, a 24-year-old woman from Nebraska who disappeared last week. Hours before she went missing, Sydney posted a selfie on Snapchat, captioned, “Ready for my date.”
The young blonde was last seen in Wilber, NE, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, and was reported missing the next day. Her parents and police were prompted to start a search for Sydney after she failed to show up for a Thursday shift at a Menards supermarket, where she works as a cashier.
According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Sydney’s mother and father, Susie and George Loofe, are worried that their daughter has been kidnapped, and law enforcement officials have labeled her disappearance “concerning.” Sydney’s family told the newspaper that she told them she was going to meet a woman she had met online, but, as far as they knew, she was “planning on coming home that night.”
Prior to her date, Sydney left her car and cat at home in Lincoln. Though her cell phone was connected to a cell tower about 40 miles away from her apartment, it has since been turned off. The Daily Mail reports that Sydney’s dad is understandably distressed over his daughter’s disappearance. “Tell her we love her and we’re waiting for her to come home,” he pleaded, per the outlet.
According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Sydney is 5-foot-7 and weighs 135 pounds. She was last seen wearing a white Columbia jacket and a cream-colored shirt. She also has a distinctive yin-yang tattoo on one of her forearms, the word "Believe" with a cross on the inside of her left wrist, and the sentence, "Everything will be wonderful someday,” on her right bicep.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts should contact the Lincoln Police Department at 402-441-6000.