Sam Ledward, who lives near Mold, says it was 'sheer luck' that a hospital porter saw him move as he was wheeled to the mortuary.
Police are also awaiting identification of further remains found on the banks of the River Dee in Chester on Friday.
The 37-year-old has now been missing from her home in Flintshire for over three weeks.
The owner of a post office in Mold says he has lost around £40,000 worth in takings since phone engineers mistakenly switched his number to a neighbour last month.
The mistake means the shop is unable to carry out card transactions and has been hit with a 70% slump in trade.
It also means that his customers - many of whom are elderly - are unable to get their pensions or withdraw cash, while vulnerable villagers who ring up for goods to be delivered have no way of getting in contact.
Ian Lang has been to meet him.
Friends, family and colleagues of Flintshire vet Catherine Gowing have attended a memorial service in Mold this afternoon.
Ms Gowing's sister Emma Maguire, who was at the service at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Buckley, said the family were deeply grateful for the love, care and kindness shown to them by the people of North Wales.
– Emma Maguire, sister of Catherine Gowing
The service today has been such a beautiful representations of my sister. She is here with us in spirit today.
Clive Sharp from Mold was jailed for life in February after admitting to the 37-year-old's murder.
A service will be held this afternoon in memory of Flintshire vet Catherine Gowing.
The 37-year-old, who was originally from Ireland, disappeared from Mold in October last year.
Local man Clive Sharp was jailed for life in February after admitting to her murder.
Ms Gowing's colleagues at DE Evans Veterinary Practice in Mold have organised the service, which will take place at 2pm at at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church.
One colleague described her as a 'warm-hearted' person who was 'loved and greatly missed'.
Friends and family of Ms Gowing are also expected to attend the service.
A man who raped and murdered a woman from north Wales will serve a minimum of 37 years in prison. Clive Sharp admitted killing Catherine Gowing at a hearing last month.
Today her sister said he has caused her family "unimaginable pain and the recurring nightmare of what he did to her."
Rob Shelley was at Mold Crown Court.
Emma Gowing, Catherine Gowing's sister, gave a moving speech outside Mold Crown Court today where she described her sister as "a beautiful light, that shined very brightly".
Passing sentence, Mr Justice Griffith Williams told Sharp: "This is a horrific, cold hearted murder, carried out to gratify your perverted sexual desires."
Sharp, dressed in grey jogging bottoms and a grey jumper, made no reaction but the victim's sister, Emma, sat in the public gallery just yards from the dock, did not take her eyes off the defendant throughout the 50 minute hearing.
Clive Sharp, the man who murdered Irish vet Catherine Gowing, has been jailed for life at Mold Crown Court and ordered to serve a minimum of 37 years behind bars before he can be considered for parole.
The man who pleaded guilty to murdering Flintshire vet Catherine Gowing will be sentenced today. Clive Sharp, 46, of no fixed abode, was remanded in custody at Mold Crown Court last month after admitting killing the 37 year old.
Originally from Ireland, Ms Gowing went missing in October last year.
A couple who live near Prestatyn are trying to get a change in the law after a retaining wall collapsed and killed their three-year old-daughter.
Peter and Lindsay Burgess want building regulations extended following the death of Meg in 2008.
Today the issue was raised in parliament. Ian Lang has the story.