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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.
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:
Human remains found in a shallow pool last week have been identified as those of missing vet Catherine Gowing, police said.
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.
The remains were found in Ferry Lane, Higher Ferry, Chester. Police have sealed off the area.
Search teams involved in the hunt for missing Irish vet Catherine Gowing today sealed off a second area where further human remains were found, North Wales Police said.
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.
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.
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.
Police searching for missing Irish vet Catherine Gowing have discovered human remains, North Wales Police said today.