That's two or three actual events though Sam - obviously this woman leaves the house more than 3 days a year. She obviously has ways of not being spotted. And of course she will be far more likely to be recognised around her home area.
People hang on what's been reported (as that's all they have to go on) but nothing to say she couldn't have left the horse box once everything happened and travel in a better vehicle. As has been said lots of times, very little information other than from her about what actually happened.
or rather her version of what happened, put into book words, thereby applying a certain degree of dramatic license