Playing Bedrock edition on iPad.
I set up my base about 200 blocks from a village. When I first visited, there were a handful of villagers.
When I returned many game-days later, the village was deserted. As the village was generated with a river running through it, I thought the villagers may have drowned or been attacked by drowned zombies.
So I set about protecting the village with fences and torches, and covering the river to avoid drownings or the Drowned.
To start re-populating I cured two zombie villagers, and took them back to the village. They both found beds.
I then went back to my base to get some food to start breeding them, slept, and when I went back they had disappeared without a trace! Very annoying after all that work.
What has happened to them? Can we say? What else should I have done to protect the new villagers?
There are some zombie groans still coming from underground / the covered river - might the villagers still get attacked?