Gaynor Lord's husband Clive has said he is "totally lost" after a body was found in the search for his missing wife.

Friends of the couple have spoken of how he “doesn't understand at all what's happened” after a body was removed from the Wensum yesterday morning.

Formal identification is yet to take place, but police said the Gaynor family were told about the discovery.

Norwich Evening News: Gaynor Lord before leaving her job on the day of her disappearance Gaynor Lord before leaving her job on the day of her disappearance

Her daughter Charlotte shared the devastating news on social media and friends were quick to offer their support.

One wrote: "I am so sorry to read this Charlotte. Have been thinking of you and your family non-stop the last few days."

Another said: "No words. Just so sorry and sending much love to you and your family."

A childhood friend added: "So sorry to hear this Charlotte. We all have really fond memories of spending time with your family growing up. Thinking of you all."

Norwich Evening News: CCTV footage showed her movements through the cityCCTV footage showed her movements through the city (Image: Norfolk Police)

The most recent CCTV footage released shows Gaynor making a diversion off St Augustine's street and walking into Bakers Road.

She went missing on Friday December 8 after leaving her job in Jarrolds earlier than her shift was due to end.

A search was launched for the mother-of-three after personal items, including clothing and a phone, were found in Wensum Park that Friday evening. 

The investigation ended tragically yesterday morning when a body was found about 430 yards from the park.

Friends of Gaynor have told the Times of how, on learning about the discovery, her husband is "totally lost".  

Floral tributes have started to be laid at the gates of Wensum Park.

Norwich Evening News: Specialist divers found a woman's body in the River Wensum yesterdaySpecialist divers found a woman's body in the River Wensum yesterday (Image: Chris Bishop)

One said: "Gaynor may you be at peace. God bless your family."

Meanwhile MP for Norwich South, Clive Lewis, commented on the discovery, saying: “This is awful news whether it's Gaynor they've found or not. Someone has lost their life and their loved ones will be in pieces. My heart goes out to them, and I wish them comfort and strength.”