Nov 1 2012 By Dave Goodban, Flintshire Chronicle
A police tent is set up off Manor Road, Sealand, as part of the search for the body of Catherine Gowing.
POLICE searching for missing Mold vet Catherine Gowing have found human remains in Sealand.
North Wales Police officers and divers were camped on land of Manor Road yesterday (Wednesday), but said no body had been found and a forensics tent set up was purely ‘standard’ procedure.
But today senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Mark Pierce said: “Following information received by members of the public, recent searches have focused on fields in Manor Road, Sealand.
“Yesterday search team officers discovered human remains in a shallow pool within the field known locally as the Lum.
“At this time those remains have yet to be formally identified, as this will require medical as well as forensic examination.
“A post-mortem examination is planned for later today. At this time we are not able to comment further, however Catherine Gowing’s family have been informed of this distressing development and clearly our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.
“I would ask that they be allowed privacy to come to terms with this news.”
DCI Pierce added: “This development came about as the result of information from the local community, for which I am very grateful.
“However I am once again asking for their assistance. The search for evidence relating to Catherine’s disappearance continues and I am very eager to hear of any sightings of her Irish-registered Renault Clio 00D 99970 and Sharp’s black Volvo S40 AG58 JHE since Friday, October 12, and particularly in the Sealand area.
“In fact I would like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in fields in Manor Road, Sealand, to contact police on 101.”
Catherine is originally from County Offaly in Ireland but had been living in Cae Isa, New Brighton.
She has not been seen since about 8.40pm on Friday, October 12, when CCTV cameras captured her leaving Asda in Queensferry.
Clive Sharp, 46, from Bethesda, Gwynedd, has been charged with her murder and remanded in custody.
He will enter a plea at Caernarfon Crown Court in January.