Police confirm body was missing Nicola

A SUFFOLK family today paid an emotional tribute to an Ipswich woman whose body was found in a car at Walberswick.Nicola Duncan's body was found last night and Suffolk police have this evening said formal identification had taken place.

A SUFFOLK family today paid an emotional tribute to an Ipswich woman whose body was found in a car at Walberswick.

Nicola Duncan's body was found last night and Suffolk police have this evening said formal identification had taken place.

After hearing that the body was definitely that of their daughter, the 34-year-old's family told of their pain and also sent a message of support to the family of missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann, who has gone missing from a holiday resort in Portugal.

Miss Duncan's family share mutual friends with the McCann's and said they had sent a message to the McCann's via their friends saying they understood the anguish they were going through.


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The message said: “It is the not knowing that is so hard. Now at least we have closure on our daughter.

“It wasn't the end result we wanted but we will, in time, be able to move forward with our lives.

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“We would like to thank all Nicola's friends for the magnificent support they have given during our search for Nicola and the concern they have shown our family.”

They ended the message by saying: “Madeleine must now be found.”

Police searching for Miss Duncan, of Lancaster Road, found her body at the Walberswick nature reserve at 9pm yesterday.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said the Essex helicopter was searching the 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.

Miss Duncan had last been seen ten days ago after visiting her parents in Cotton. She was reported missing last Thursday.

She had recently received treatment at St Clement's Hospital in Ipswich for depression.

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