Apparently she went missing in only a 20 minute window, her phone was found still connected to a work call and her dog was found nearby.
The dog and phone was found by the side of a small river and the police seem to think she must have fallen in or something, but experts in the field of these things say her body should have been found by now if that had happened.
Fuller story here -
Apparently the belief she went into the river is based on the thinking that the dog chased a ball and got into difficulty and she went to help - however the following is what her family have put into the public domain which seems to question the credibility of such a thing occurring -
Tilly, with permission from Nicola's family, has now shared 11 answers to questions which have been circulation on social media, and hopes that this will clear up any misinformation.
Nicola and Paul both mostly work from home which is why he was at home that day and the house has CCTV.
They both do this walk regularly and Paul is very well known in the community and very well recognised.
The dog, Willow, never has her harness on for a chunk of that walk, it's removed at the gate of the top field and then put back on at the gate when they leave
They very rarely take the ball out for walks with Willow and haven't done for a while because she is protective over the ball.
Nicola would often put her phone on loudspeaker when talking.
The dog was found very close to both the bench and the harness. The harness was found on the floor not on the bench.
Nicola is an incredibly strong swimmer.
She drove to the school to drop her two daughters off and then left her car there and walked to the river.
The dog was dry when found.
The dog has since been back.
There's CCTV at the back of the caravan park. The only camera that isn't working is the one that would have seen everything.
Maybe she did take the ball perhaps, it somehow got in the water but the dog wouldn't go and fetch it, she did (I assume it must have been near the bank otherwise you think she take her shoes off - or at least she thought the water was shallow enough not to need to) and unfortunately fell in and drowned and her body has yet to be found?
It all seems rather odd and must be absolutely terrifying for her family.
God willing that she is found soon and is safe and well.