Police searching for Nicola Bulley called for a “key” witness they believe was in the area on the morning of the mother-of-two’s disappearance.
The witness was a woman who was seen pushing a pram on the morning of Friday 27 January, when Ms Bulley went missing.
A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “It is believed that the woman in question may have been walking along a riverside path during this time and so detectives wanted to speak to her and urge she’s in touch.”
Police believe Miss Bulley fell into the River Wyre while she was walking the dog.
However, her family and friends have stated that there are “no proof at all” behind the police theory.
The woman was seen walking along Garstang Road / Blackpool Lane in the village of St Michael’s on Wyre, from Allotment Lane towards Grapes pub, at around 8:22am.
She was again seen walking on Allotment Lane towards Garstang Road less than 20 minutes later at 8:41am.
It is believed the woman may have walked along the river during this time – and detectives urged her to make contact.
Anyone who was driving or cycling down Blackpool Lane / Garstang Lane on January 27 between 9am and 10am and has dash cam footage is also asked to contact police.
A spokesman for the force added that it was important to gather as much footage as possible from the area that morning to “review each segment meticulously” and determine if Nicola could be seen. Are not.
“From the footage that we are currently reviewing, we know that this is a busy road, especially at that time in the morning,” they added.
“There will be a lot of people in that area at the time who may not think they can help, but we advise you not to make that decision on your own and to move forward so we have as many resources as possible. whether possible to assist the investigation.”
Important 10 minute window
Ms Bulley, 45, was last seen walking her dog on the Wyre River Walk in St Michael’s on Friday morning.
The police are focusing on investigating a critical 10-minute window when mortgage advisor moves are not taken into account from 9.10am to 9.20am.
A force-sorted timeline shows her logged into a work conference call on Microsoft Teams at 9:01 a.m.
Nine minutes later, a witness who knew Ms. Bulley said they saw her in the upper area walking her dog, Willow, who was not being led by her.
This is the last confirmed sighting of Miss Bulley.
At 9:20 a.m., police believed her phone had been left on a bench by the river.
At 9:30 a.m., the work conference call ended but she stayed connected – before her phone was found three minutes later on a bench by another dog walker.