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The remains of Offaly vet Catherine Gowing, 36, have not yet been fully recovered since her disappearance three months ago. North Wales Police/PA

Welsh man admits murder of missing Irish vet Catherine Gowing

Clive Sharp, 46, has pleaded guilty to Gowing’s murder in October of last year; her remains have not been fully recovered.

THE MAN ACCUSED of murdering the Irish vet Catherine Gowing, who went missing in Wales in October, has pleaded guilty to her killing.

46-year-old Clive Sharp pleaded guilty to murder charges at Mold Crown Court today, BBC News reports.

Sky News added that Sharp, originally from Gwynedd in Wales, is of no fixed address.

Offaly native Gowing, 37, had been living in Flintshire for 18 months when she failed to show up for work at a vet’s practice in Mold on October 15.

Her disappearance – and the discovery of her burned-out car three days later – prompted a major search across Flintshire, leading to the discovery of some of her remains in a shallow pool on October 31.

Two days later, further remains were discovered on the banks of the River Dee about three miles away.

Her body has never been fully recovered, however.

Gowing’s funeral was held in her home parish of Kinnitty earlier this month.

Additional reporting by Jennifer Wade

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