POLICE have confirmed human remains found in Sealand did belong to missing Flintshire vet Catherine Gowing.
The grim discovery was made on land off Manor Road on Wednesday and a post- mortem examination was carried out on Thursday, November 1.
The coroner for North East Wales, John Gittins, has been notified.
Senior investigating officer DCI Mark Pierce said; “The post-mortem confirmed our fears and the results have been passed to Catherine’s family.
“We are also awaiting identification of further remains found on the banks of the River Dee in Ferry Lane, Higher Ferry, Chester, on Friday, November 2. The search continues for further remains and any other evidence which will assist this investigation.”
Catherine, from New Brighton, near Mold, was last seen at approximately 8.40pm on Friday, October 12, when she was sighted on CCTV leaving Asda in Queensferry. Clive Sharp, 46, of no fixed abode but from the Gwynedd area, has been charged with her murder. He will reappear in court in January when he will be asked to enter pleas.
DCI Pierce has repeated his appeal for any information regarding any sightings of Catherine’s Irish registered Renault Clio 00D 99970 and Clive Sharp’s black Volvo S40 AG58 JHE since Friday, October 12, particularly in the Sealand area.
He added: “I would like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in fields in the Manor Road area of Sealand to contact police on 101.”