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Remains identified as missing vet Catherine Gowing

North Wales Police confirmed that the remains found in a shallow pool on Wednesday have been identified as missing 37-year-old Catherine Gowing from Offaly.

North Wales police officers searching for Catherine Gowing
North Wales police officers searching for Catherine Gowing
Image: Andrew Price/View Finder Pictures/PA Wire

POLICE IN NORTH Wales have confirmed that human remains found on Wednesday have been identified as missing vet Catherine Gowing.

A post mortem was carried out on Thursday after the remains were discovered in a shallow pool in a field in Sealand in Flintshire and the positive identification was released this afternoon.

A further set of remains found on the banks of the River Dee by an off-duty police officer on Friday have yet to be formally identified.

A spokesperson for North Wales Police said Catherine’s family have been informed.

The Senior Investigating Officer in the case said that the search is continuing for further remains and evidence which could help the investigation.

“The post mortem confirmed our fears and the results have been passed to Catherine’s family,” said DCI Mark Pierce in a statement.

“We are also awaiting identification of further remains found on the banks of the River Dee in Ferry Lane, Higher Ferry, Chester, on Friday 2 November. The search continues for further remains and any other evidence which will assist this investigation”.

DCI Pierce appealed for anyone with information about any sightings of Catherine’s car or a black Volvo on October 12 – the night she went missing – to come forward.

A 46-year-old man Clive Sharp has been charged with Catherine’s murder.

Flintshire in Wales where the remains were discovered (Image: Google Maps)

Previously: Police in Wales find more human remains in search for Catherine Gowing >

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