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Father-Daughter Con Artists Carved Up Blonde After Tinder Date

Jan. 10 2018, Updated 12:27 p.m. ET

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A father-daughter team has been implicated in the savage murder of a Nebraska woman, who police said may have been offed in a ritual killing.

Even before Sydney Loofe's dismembered body was found on a Clay County farm on Dec. 4, cops were hunting for Aubrey Trail, 51, and Bailey Boswell, 23.

Sources said the duo — who are not related but posed as father and daughter — claimed to operate a $100,000-a-year antiques business.

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Together, they reportedly conned auctions, pawnshops and antique stores out of cash and inventory, while passing bogus checks and counterfeit coins.

Last April, they crashed a coin auction in Pennsylvania's York County.

The two were dressed to the nines and "presented themselves as high rollers," said Scott Wehrly of Wehrly's Auction.

In the end, Trail floated a phony check for $23,298.

But the couple's con-artist act is believed to have turned bloody  when Loofe, 24, suddenly vanished after using the online app Tinder to arrange a lesbian date for Nov. 15 with Boswell.

Boswell has insisted she's innocent, saying: "I met her on a Tuesday, we drove around Lincoln, smoked weed, had a great time, we hit it off. I dropped her off at home. Picked her up the next night at her house. We drove around, smoked weed again."

But since Loofe's corpse was cut up, a police source said her killing is being probed as a potential ritualistic slaying.

The cons "were kind of acting like Bonnie and Clyde, or James Dean — a 'rebel without a cause,'" said Larry Barksdale, a forensic science professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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