Extension granted to police to question man in relation to missing Offaly woman

Detectives interviewing a man on suspicion of the murder of Offaly woman Catherine Gowing in Wales have been granted a 36 hour extension to question him.

Detectives interviewing a man on suspicion of the murder of Offaly woman Catherine Gowing in Wales have been granted a 36 hour extension to question him.

The extension to question the 46-year-old was granted by Magistrates sitting at Prestatyn court.

Thirty-seven-year-old Ms Gowing, a native of Clareen, has been missing since Friday night. She failed to meet a weekend appointment and did not turn up for work on Monday morning. Police say this is totally out of character for Catherine who maintains regular contact with her family, friends and work colleagues.

As a result of inquiries and the appeal to date, detectives investigating the disappearance of Catherine Gowing have established a further sighting of the 37-year-old woman at Asda in Queensferry. Catherine was seen entering the store at 8.06pm on Friday 12th October and she left at 8.39pm.

She was wearing blue jeans, a light brown / khaki fleece zipped top with white sleeves and white side panels. On her feet she was wearing plain black flat shoes and her brown hair was tied up.

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