After the body of a woman was found in north-west England, police have confirmed that it is the missing Nicola Bulley. The body discovered in the River Wyre the day before was that of the 45-year-old mother of two children, Lancashire police said on Monday evening.
Bulley was last seen on January 27th. In their investigations, the police assume that she fell into the river while walking her dog and drowned.
The financial adviser, who frequently documented her walks online, was last seen taking her two daughters to school as usual and then walking her dog by the river near the village of St Michael's on Wyre. A short time later, her dog was discovered roaming loose, as was her phone lying on a bench, still dialed into a conference call.
The disappearance of the woman and the long search by the police made headlines in England. Bulley's family questioned the suicide or accident hypothesis and feared she had been kidnapped.