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Landlords questioned - Day 2 of the Aubrey Trail trial

Posted: 4:46 PM, Jun 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-05 13:23:53-04
Aubrey Trail Trial

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Day two of Aubrey Trail’s murder trial takes him to his last residence. Prosecutors say he and Bailey Boswell murdered Sydney Loofe in their Wilber apartment and chopped up her body.

The landlord’s family remembers a strong bleach odor the day after she went missing.

“As soon as I pulled into our garage I could smell the Clorox smell in our garage and it got stronger going into the house," says Landlord Jennifer Koll.

A Saline County Deputy says about 3 days after Loofe disappeared he went with a group to search the Milford landfill for items used to commit or clean up a crime.

“It was any items that would contain anything in this blue tarp is what we were out there looking for so anything that it would’ve been wrapped up in," says Deputy Tom Hudiburgh; Saline County Sheriff’s Dept.

The defense argued that the people who lived in the same building as Trail didn’t see him at the apartment the entire week Loofe was allegedly murdered. They asked Dayton He, the landlords' son, if he could remember seeing Trail during the week of the 13th.

"No I do not," he said.

They asked Alan Koll, Jennifer Koll's husband, if he heard or observed anything that week beyond the bleach smell to cause concern. He also answered no.

Jennifer Koll says she thinks she saw Sydney Loofe with Bailey Boswell months before she was found dismembered.

“I’ve always said that I was a distance away. I believed it to be Sydney, it could’ve been anybody," she said. When asked if she was confident that it was Sydney Loofe, she answered, "I am.”

Investigators issued multiple search warrants on the apartment looking for DNA while it was still a missing persons case but prosecutors say Trail and Boswell cleaned it before they got there and they have them on camera buying tools and supplies to dismember the victim.