It confirms what Norfolk Police said on Friday after a body was recovered from the River Wensum, a week after Ms Lord disappeared.
A post-mortem examination of a body found in the search for missing woman Gaynor Lord has found “no indications of any third-party involvement”.
The remains were recovered from the River Wensum, a week after Ms Lord disappeared. The death is not being treated as suspicious, Norfolk Police said on Saturday.
Gaynor’s family has been informed and continue to be supported by specialist officers. Formal identification is due to take place on Sunday, a spokesperson added.
Chief Superintendent Dave Buckley said: “The post-mortem examination has found no signs that any other parties were involved.
“Although our searches have concluded, officers are continuing to work to establish the full circumstances surrounding Gaynor’s disappearance. We will pursue all lines of enquiry to understand why she went missing.
“Our thoughts remain with Gaynor’s family at this incredibly difficult time.”
The 55-year-old left work early at Jarrolds department store in Norwich city centre at 2.45pm on Friday 8 December.
Her clothing, mobile phone, glasses and jewellery, including two rings, were later discovered at various locations in Wensum Park. Her coat was found in the river that runs through the park.
Police had previously said they had not been able to establish her state of mind with “any degree of confidence”.
This is a limited version of the story so unfortunately this content is not available.
Open the full version
A specialist dive team had been combing a stretch of the River Wensum, where officers said there was a “high probability” Ms Lord had entered the water.
Flower were laid near the gates of the park following the discovery of the body.
One of them read: “Gaynor may you be at peace. God bless your family.”
William Turner is a seasoned U.K. correspondent with a deep understanding of domestic affairs. With a passion for British politics and culture, he provides insightful analysis and comprehensive coverage of events within the United Kingdom.