Missing vet remains found

Human remains found on the banks of a river have been identified as those of missing vet Catherine Gowing, police said. The remains were found near the River Dee in Higher Ferry, Chester, on Friday.

Human remains found on river bank belong to missing vet

Police have confirmed that human remains found on the banks of a river are those of missing vet Catherine Gowing.

The remains were found near the River Dee in Higher Ferry, Chester, on Friday.

This comes after more remains were found in a shallow pool in a field in Sealand, North Wales, last Wednesday which have also been confirmed as being those of Ms Gowing.

Police said the search for further remains would continue.

Police: Vet identification 'confirms fears'

Human remains found on Wednesday in a field in Sealand, Deeside belong to vet Catherine Gowing, said senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Mark Pierce:

"The post mortem confirmed our fears and the results have been passed to Catherine's family.

"We are also awaiting identification of further remains found on the banks of the River Dee in Ferry Lane, Higher Ferry, Chester, on Friday. The search continues for further remains and any other evidence which will assist this investigation."

– DCI Mark Pierce

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Police find more human remains in hunt for missing vet

Search teams involved in the hunt for a missing vet have sealed off a second area where human remains have been found.

North Wales Police have been searching for Catherine Gowing, 37, since she was reported missing on October 15.

On Wednesday, search team officers discovered human remains in a shallow pool within a field in Sealand, Deeside.

Today, they said more human remain were found by an off-duty police officer close to the River Dee in Higher Ferry, Chester.

Ms Gowing, who is originally from Clonlee, Co Offaly, in the Irish Republic, was last seen on Friday October 12.

A 46-year old man, from Gynnedd, North Wales, has since been charged with her murder.

Police: Human remains have been recovered

A statement on the website of North Wales Police says:

At about 2.15pm ... Cheshire Police were alerted to the discovery of human remains by an off duty Cheshire Police officer walking the banks of the River Dee in Ferry Lane, Higher Ferry, Chester.

North Wales Police Search Team Officers deployed near by in the continuing search for Catherine Gowing have been alerted to the discovery and coordinated the response and recovery.

The human remains have been recovered and the immediate scene secured pending a forensic examination and further detailed search.

The human remains will be subject of a post mortem and forensic examination ...

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Police renew witness plea in missing Irish vet case

North Wales Police has renewed its plea for witnesses in the case of missing Irish vet Catherine Gowing after human remains were found in a field in Sealand, Flintshire.

This development came about as the result of information from the local community, for which I am very grateful.

However, I am once again asking for their assistance.

The search for evidence relating to Catherine's disappearance continues and I am very eager to hear of any sightings of her Irish-registered Renault Clio 00D 99970 and Sharp's black Volvo S40 AG58 JHE since Friday October 12, and particularly in the Sealand area.

In fact, I would like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in fields in Manor Road, Sealand, to contact police on 101.

– Senior Investigating Officer DCI Mark Pierce, North Wales Police

Remains found 'yet to be identified' as missing Irish vet

Police investigating the disappearance of Irish vet Catherine Gowing have found human remains in Sealand, Flintshire, North Wales Police said today.

Officers from the North Wales Police Search Teams and the Regional Underwater Search Team discovered the remains in a "shallow pool within the field known locally as the 'Lum'”, Senior Investigating Officer DCI Mark Pierce said.

Catherine Gowing has not been seen since Friday 12th October
Catherine Gowing has not been seen since Friday 12th October Credit: North Wales Police

DCI Pierce continued, “At this time those remains have yet to be formally identified as this will require medical as well as forensic examination. A post mortem is planned for later today".

"At this time we are not able to comment further, however Catherine Gowing’s family have been informed of this distressing development and clearly our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time".

"I would ask that they be allowed privacy to come to terms with this news,” he added.