Remains found in a shallow pool are identified as being missing vet Catherine Gowing
Sunday 04 November 2012
Human remains found in a shallow pool last week have been identified as those of missing vet Catherine Gowing, police said today.
Ms Gowing, who was originally from Clonlee, Co Offaly, in the Irish Republic, was last seen on Friday October 12 at a supermarket near her home in New Brighton, Flintshire, North Wales.
A 46-year old man, from Gynnedd, North Wales, has since been charged with her murder.
The remains were found on Wednesday in a shallow pool within a field in Sealand, Deeside.
Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Mark Pierce said; "The post mortem confirmed our fears and the results have been passed to Catherine's family.
"We are also awaiting identification of further remains found on the banks of the River Dee in Ferry Lane, Higher Ferry, Chester, on Friday. The search continues for further remains and any other evidence which will assist this investigation."
Ms Gowing was reported missing when she failed to arrive for work at the Evans Veterinary Practice in Mold, Flintshire, on Monday October 15.
Later that week police recovered her car which had been torched and abandoned in a disused quarry.
Clive Sharp, 46, of no fixed address, has been charged with murder and was remanded in custody until January 7 when he is due to enter his plea.
DCI Pierce repeated his appeal for any information regarding any sightings of Ms Gowing's Irish registered Renault Clio, registration 00D 99970, and Clive Sharp's black Volvo, registration S40 AG58 JHE, since Friday October 12, particularly in the Sealand area.
He said; "I would like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in fields in the Manor Road area of Sealand to contact police on 101."
elephant appealThe first 23 lots in our charity auction have now gone. But there are 22 more still up for grabs
From rainforests and reefs to beaches and boat trips
comedy'Fresh Meat' star sees off stiff competition from Alan Carr, David Mitchell, Graham Norton, Lee Mack and Sarah Millican to win top prize
- 1 Pensioner James Gray places advert in newspaper for company on Christmas Day
- 2 Australia incest case: Deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
- 3 Physicists discover 'clearest evidence yet' that the Universe is a hologram
- 4 Woman who miscarried in private prison 'made to clean up after herself,' court told
- 5 Fox News presenter tells viewers it is a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white
Mystery of Epping Forest 'big cat' is solved
North Korea: First Kim Jong-un orders execution of uncle - now it emerges that victim's wife was involved in decision to execute him
Humans are not smarter than animals - we just don't understand them
Woman who miscarried in private prison 'made to clean up after herself,' court told
Fox News presenter tells viewers it is a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white
- < Previous
- Next >