Tributes have been paid online after a body was found in the weeklong search for a missing Wiltshire mum.

The six-day search for 51-year-old Fiona Edson came to a conclusion when a body was located in the Calne area on Saturday, July 1.

While formal identification of the body has not yet taken place, Fiona’s family have been informed of the development.

Tributes to Fiona have also been shared online following the devastating discovery.

Sara Smith said: “Sending lots of love and strength to Fiona’s family at this awful time.

“I hope the love and kindness people have for Fiona will one day bring you comfort in knowing she was very special to many people and will be hugely missed, but much remembered.

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“RIP Fiona taken too soon.”

Tracey Dennis added: “So very sad my thoughts are with Fiona's family and friends, this is a very sad outcome. 

“Rest in peace Fiona fly high you beautiful angel.”

Fiona went missing after leaving her home in Chippenham at around 1pm on Sunday, June 25.

This sparked a desperate search, with police concerned for Fiona’s welfare after she was believed to have left the property on her mobility scooter.

Much of the search was focused on the River Avon in Monkton Park, with a heavy search and rescue presence in place.

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Over 100 volunteers were involved in the search operation, from a range of teams such as Wiltshire Search and Rescue, as well as units from the police and fire service.

A police helicopter and drones were also deployed alongside a specially trained cadaver dog which can sniff out human scent particles emanating from water.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Fiona's family have been updated regarding this development and are being supported by specialist officers. They have asked for privacy at this extremely difficult time.

“Our thoughts remain with Fiona's family and friends.”

Police have since thanked the huge swathe of volunteers who supported the extensive search for Fiona.

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Supt Liz Coles added: “Search volunteers from organisations such as Wiltshire Search and Rescue play an invaluable role.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who provided that extra support at such short notice. It’s very much appreciated.”

Since the end of the search, a GoFundMe has been set up to raise money for Fiona’s family and over £1,300 has been donated so far.

Police added that there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.