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Catherine Gowing: Partial text sent to colleague on weekend she disappeared

Police are said to be examining mobile phone records as part of their search for the missing Offaly woman.

A PARTIAL TEXT message was sent from missing Irish woman Catherine Gowing’s phone to a colleague the weekend she disappeared.

The search by police is still continuing for Gowing in Wales and police have been given extra time to question a man over her murder.

WalesOnline reports that Gowing’s boss said that half a text message was sent to her colleague’s phone, which led to staff becoming worried. She also missed a weekend appointment, Bethan Kilfoyle told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland today, adding that police are now looking at mobile phone records.

Kilfoyle added that police are looking for items missing from Gowing’s house, as well as her missing car. She said that police are still questioning a 46-year-old man who is known to Catherine and frequented the village where she lives in New Brighton.

Image: North Wales Police

Police received an extension to continue questioning the man, who has not been named, which lasts until this evening.

CCTV footage taken the night Catherine disappeared surfaced in the last few days, showing that she had visited an Asda store last Friday after she finished work.

Catherine’s sister Emma has appealed to people to help locate her sister, as well as helping 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.

The last known sighting of Catherine was in Asda, Queensferry, last Friday evening at 8.39pm, when she was wearing blue jeans, a light brown/ khaki-coloured fleece zipped jacket with white shoulder and side panels, and plain black flat shoes. Her brown hair was tied up.

Image: North Wales Police

She also had a bright brown saddle bag across her shoulder and body and was carrying a plastic Asda shopping bag and a pizza-type box.

Catherine has been working as a vet near Mold, Flintshire, for about the past two years.

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

Read: Police confirm Friday night sighting of missing Catherine Gowing>

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