A 46 year old Gwynedd man charged with the murder of missing vet Catherine Gowing has been remanded in custody after appearing via video link before Caernarfon Crown Court.
Clive Sharp will give his plea to the murder charge he faces at a further court appearance scheduled for 18th December.
Members of Ms Gowing's family from Ireland were present for the brief hearing - police are still searching for the 37 year old vet who disappeared on 12th October.
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.
Catherine Gowing from Flintshire has been missing for three weeks. Human remains have now been found at a second location.