Missing vet investigation

More human remains found in Flintshire have been identified as missing vet Catherine Gowing, North Wales Police have confirmed. The 37-year-old was last seen on October 12. A 46-year-old Gwynedd man has been charged with her murder.

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More human remains confirmed as Catherine Gowing

Catherine Gowing
Catherine Gowing went missing on October 12th Credit: family/North Wales Police

A post mortem carried out on human remains found on the banks of the River Dee in Higher Ferry, Chester last Friday have been identified as being Catherine Gowing’s.

This is the second discovery of human remains in the area. A week ago remains were also discovered in Sealand and were confirmed as being those of the missing woman.

Catherine Gowing disappeared on Friday 12th October when she was sighted on CCTV leaving Asda Supermarket in Queensferry. A 46-year-old Gwynedd man, Clive Sharp has been charged with her murder and is due to appear in court again next month

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Human remains found at second location

Police in North Wales searching for missing vet Catherine Gowing have been alerted to the discovery of human remains in Chester.

An off-duty Cheshire Police officer found the remains this afternoon while walking the banks of the River Dee, at Ferry Lane, in the Higher Ferry area of the town.

North Wales Police say a post mortem and forensic examination will take place to determine identification.

On Wednesday, remains were found several miles away at Sealand in Flintshire.

37-year-old Catherine Gowing, who lives in New Brighton in Flintshire, has not been seen for three weeks.

Catherine Gowing search resumes

Catherine Gowing has been missing for three weeks Credit: North Wales Police

Police will continue searching for missing vet Catherine Gowing, after human remains were found in a shallow pool in Flintshire.

The 37-year-old was last seen three weeks ago.

The remains were found yesterday in a shallow pool in Sealand, in an area known locally as the "Lum".

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Gowing search police find 'human remains'

Police searching for the missing vet Catherine Gowing say they have found human remains. Officers from the North Wales Police Search Teams and the Regional Underwater Search Team say they made the discovery in Sealand, Flintshire.

Following information received by members of the public, recent searches have focused on fields in Manor Road, Sealand. Yesterday search team officers discovered human remains in a shallow pool within the field known locally as the “Lum”.

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.

Catherine Gowing’s family have been informed of this distressing development and clearly our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.

– Senior Investigating Officer DCI Mark Pierce

Catherine Gowing has not been seen since approximately 8.40pm on Friday 12th October 2012 when she was sighted on CCTV leaving Asda Supermarket in Queensferry. Since that time 46 year old Clive Sharp has been charged with her murder.

Family of missing Catherine Gowing thank searchers and community

The sister and brother-in-law of missing vet Catherine Gowing have met search teams involved in the operation to find her.

Emma Gowing and her husband Shay met Chief Inspector Dave Roome, the search coordinator and over 30 specialist search team officers from North Wales and Cheshire Police.

We had the opportunity to meet with some of the excellent search teams from North Wales and Cheshire who are searching for our Catherine. They are a group of determined individuals working hard to reunite us with Catherine. We are so grateful for their positive attitudes and commitment.

We have been so heartened by all the support received from the public including especially all those that have approached us personally and shared such kind words.

Knowing that the church in Buckley, Our Lady of the Rosary, held a prayer service this morning has helped re enforce our hope and strength.

– Emma Gowing and her husband

Catherine Gowing has not been seen since October 12th, when she was seen on CCTV leaving Asda supermarket in Queensferry.

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