Police in Wales have confirmed that human remains found in Sealand, Flintshire, last Wednesday (October 31, 2012) are those of missing vet Catherine Gowing, following a post-mortem.
Police in Wales have confirmed that human remains found in Sealand, Flintshire, last Wednesday (October 31, 2012) are those of missing vet Catherine Gowing.
The confirmation comes after a post-mortem was carried out last Thursday (November 1, 2012).
Senior investigating officer DCI Mark Pierce said: “The post mortem confirmed our fears and the results have been passed to Catherine’s family.”
He also spoke of other remains which were found shortly after the post-mortem.
“We are also awaiting identification of further remains found on the banks of the River Dee in Ferry Lane, Higher Ferry, Chester, on November 2 ,” he said. “The search continues for further remains and any other evidence which will assist this investigation.”
Miss Gowing – from mixed animal practice DE Evans – disappeared on October 12, 2012 and was last seen on CCTV leaving a supermarket in Queensferry.
Clive Sharp, 46, from Gwynedd, has been charged with Miss Gowing’s murder and has been remanded in custody until January 7, 2013.
Anyone with information about sightings or any suspicious activity in the Sealand area is asked to call North Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.