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.
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.
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".
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.
– Senior Investigating Officer DCI Mark Pierce
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.
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.
Police searching for missing vet Catherine Gowing say tricky conditions are making their work very difficult.
Search efforts are focusing on a disused quarry at Alltami, in Flintshire, where her burnt-out car was found.
The 37-year-old was last seen leaving a supermarket in Queensferry on Friday the 12th of October.
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.
– Emma Gowing and her husband
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.
Catherine Gowing has not been seen since October 12th, when she was seen on CCTV leaving Asda supermarket in Queensferry.
North Wales Police are continuing their search, and appeal for any information, for missing vet Catherine Gowing who has not been seen since approximately 8.40pm on Friday 12th October 2012 when she was sighted on CCTV leaving Asda Supermarket in Queensferry.
The search continues to be focussed in and around a quarry and adjacent pools and woodland in Pinfold Lane, Alltami near Mold where Catherine Gowing’s Renault Clio was found burnt out on the evening of Thursday 18th October.
Police are still anxious to trace the full movements of both Catherine’s Renault and the black Volvo S40 car, registration number AG58 JHE, belonging to Clive Sharpe.