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Catherine Gowing’s sister say they feel “lost” as they desperately try to find her

The sister of missing Irish woman in Wales is appealing for the local community to help find her and her car.

Last known sighting of Catherine Gowing in Asda last Friday.
Last known sighting of Catherine Gowing in Asda last Friday.

MISSING IRISH WOMAN Catherine Gowing’s sister has appealed for the local community in North Wales to help locate her sister who has been missing for the past six days.

Emma Gowing described her sister as a “kind sensitive beautiful person”, who is passionate about animals and is utterly devoted to her family. “She is my best friend and the light of my life and my parents lives,” she added.

Emma also called on the community to find Catherine’s missing car, a  plum/burgundy coloured Renault Clio with Irish licence plates 00D99970:

I’d implore the local community to do all they can and help us find her. Look out of your windows, look as you drive or head to work. Check your local street, car parks, garages, waste land or anywhere a car may be left.

We are all so deeply shocked by the events that have unfolded in the last four days. Catherine’s disappearance has left us all bereft. We are lost without her.

Image: North Wales Police

The last known sighting of Catherine was in Asda, Queensferry, last Friday evening at 8.39pm. She was wearing blue jeans, a light brown/ khaki coloured fleece zipped jacket with white shoulder and side panels, plain black flat shoes and her brown hair was tied up. She wore a bright brown saddle bag across her shoulder and body and was carrying a plastic Asda shopping bag and a pizza type box.

Catherine’s plum/ burgundy coloured Renault Clio is also still missing. Image from North Wales Police

Catherine Gowing, who is originally from Co Offaly, has been living and working as a vet near Mold, Flintshire, for the past few years. Catherine is described as being about 5’10″ tall and of slim, athletic build. She has long, curly brown hair and speaks with an Irish accent.

Also speaking at the earlier press conference, Detective Superintendent John Hanson said:

Co-ordinated searches continue at various locations in an attempt to find Catherine, her vehicle and personal items that appear to be missing from her home. A forensic examination continues at Catherine’s home address and we continue to seize and view CCTV footage.

Meanwhile, detectives have been given a further 36 hours to question a 46-year-old man arrested in connection with her disappearance.

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