Human remains found in Flintshire have been identified as those of missing vet Catherine Gowing, North Wales Police have confirmed.
The 37-year-old, originally from Ireland, disappeared from her home in New Brighton over three weeks ago.
She was last seen on the evening of Friday October 12 when she was sighted on CCTV leaving a supermarket in Queensferry.
Police were awaiting forensic test results after the remains were found in Sealand, Flintshire, on Wednesday.
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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 November 2.
The search continues for further remains and any other evidence which will help police with their investigation.
46-year-old Clive Sharp has been charged with Catherine Gowing's murder and is due to appear in court again next month.
Police have re-appealed for any information regarding any sightings of Catherine Gowing’s Irish registered Renault Clio and Clive Sharp’s black Volvo since Friday October 12, particularly in the Sealand area.
Senior Investigating Officer DCI Mark Pierce said: “I would like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in fields in the Manor Road area of Sealand to contact police on 101.”