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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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.

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