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."
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
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.