Aubrey Trail, 51, and Bailey Boswell, 23, charged with first-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe in November of 2017, made their first appearance in Saline County court Tuesday via videoconference.
In court Tuesday, Trail and Boswell were denied bond. In addition to murder charges filed on Monday, they also face charges associated with dismembering and disposing of Loofe's body.
Trail said he understood the charges against him and that he wanted to represent himself.
"I have an attorney coming to speak to me tomorrow," Trail told the judge.
On request of Saline County Attorney's Office representatives during Tuesday's hearing, the judge appointed stand-by counsel — Joseph Murray and Benjamin Murray — for Trail.
Trail asked to have his preliminary hearing as soon as possible. The judge continued his case for one week, to June 19, but said the date would likely be an "election" rather than a preliminary hearing to allow stand-by counsel to review the evidence in his case.
Boswell said very little in court Tuesday, but did say she wanted an attorney appointed to her. The judge told Boswell that the Commission on Public Advocacy would represent her.
Previously sealed court documents released Tuesday state that Trail told investigators he strangled Loofe with an extension cord and Boswell helped him clean up the scene. While Boswell has not made any statements to investigators, they say her phone did ping near where Loofe's body was disposed on Nov. 16, 2017.
The criminal complaint goes on to say that Loofe's remains were found in garbage bags throughout Clay County. Trail and Boswell were seen on video on Nov. 15, 2017, buying tools and supplies to allegedly dismember Loofe, the records state.
According to the documents, Trail admitted to strangling Loofe to death with an extension cord and that Boswell helped him clean up and dispose of Loofe's body. Boswell allegedly met Loofe on Tinder on Nov. 11, 2017.