Nicola family faces anxious wait

FAMILY and friends of missing woman Nicola Duncan today face an anxious wait following the news that police have found the body of a woman.Police searching for the missing 34-year-old found the body of a woman at a Suffolk nature reserve officers at around 9pm yesterday.

FAMILY and friends of missing woman Nicola Duncan today face an anxious wait following the news that police have found the body of a woman.

Police searching for the missing 34-year-old found the body of a woman at a Suffolk nature reserve officers at around 9pm yesterday.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said the Essex helicopter was searching the Walberswick nature reserve on behalf of the force and found a white VW Golf.

The helicopter landed and the body of a woman was found inside the vehicle.

The body is believed to be that of Miss Duncan, who was last seen driving a white VW Golf, but formal identification has yet to take place.

Her family was too distressed to talk today, but had been working hard to find Miss Duncan since she was last seen last Tuesday.

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She had last visited her parents home in Cotton, near Stowmarket, and was officially reported missing on Thursday.

Her concerned family spoke to the Evening Star earlier this week about her disappearance and appealed for information to help find her.

Nicola's brother Jon Duncan, of West View, Stowmarket said earlier this week: “We have been concerned since that Tuesday evening when Mum tried to call her and couldn't get through.

“She has been receiving psychiatric treatment and was discharged recently from St Clement's. She is quite fragile and vulnerable.

“She is outgoing and has lots of friends. It is very worrying for us as this is not part of her character to go and disappear.”

Nicola's parents Ian and Sonia Duncan, of Cotton, said in a joint statement earlier this week: “We love her very much.

“We are desperately worried about Nicola.”

The coroner has been informed and a post mortem examination will be carried out. Police are continuing their inquiries, but say the death is not being treated as suspicious.

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