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Catherine Gowing: burnt-out car found two miles from her home

The Offaly native has been missing in Wales since Friday night.

Catherine's sister Emma, the last known sighting of the 37-year-old and a recent image.
Catherine's sister Emma, the last known sighting of the 37-year-old and a recent image.
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POLICE INVESTIGATING THE disappearance of Irish woman Catherine Gowing in Wales have found a burnt-out car about two miles from her New Brighton home.

Although Detective Superintendent John Hanson confirmed the vehicle discovered on Pinfold Lane at Altami near Mold was a five-door Renault Cio, he said they could not be sure it is Catherine’s car at this time.

Officers were contacted by a member of the public who had come across the car on Thursday evening at about 7.15pm.

“The area has been cordoned off and forensically secured and an examination of the vehicle and immediate area continues to establish the vehicle’s true identity and secure any evidence which assist us find Catherine,” Hanson said in an update this morning. “Once this is confirmed a further statement will be released.

“Catherine is still missing and her last known sighting is at 8.39pm on Friday, 12 October when she was seen on CCTV leaving Asda Supermarket in Queensferry.”

A 46-year-old man remains in custody on suspicion of Catherine’s murder. Police have until this evening to question him. It is understood the man is known to the missing 37-year-old.

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