The family guarantees full support for the woman’s two daughters, who disappeared three weeks ago
The body found in the River Weir has been officially identified as Nicola Poley, a woman who had been missing since 27 January.
According to Lancashire Police, the body found on Sunday is the same as that of a 45-year-old woman, who ended up missing after a walk in St Michael’s in Wiry, north Manchester.
“The news is not what we wanted, but we hope we can at least start getting some answers for Nicola’s loved ones,” the police spokesperson told a news conference, after informing family members.
Relatives also reacted, in a statement read by the police after the news confirming “the worst fears”. Family members of the woman who left two daughters wrote: “We will never be able to understand what Nikki went through in her final moments and she will never leave us.”
And the family added, “We will never forget Nikki, as much as we can, she was the center of our world, and she was the one who made our lives so special,” ensuring all support was given to the children.
The woman was finally found after an intense three-week search.
Authorities eventually found the body on Sunday afternoon, after a man and woman who had been walking the dog alerted the police. Nicola Polly was walking around with her dog, Willow, when she was last seen.
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