Inquest adjourned into death of Offaly woman in Wales

An inquest has been opened and adjourned in Wales into the death of Offaly vet Catherine Gowing.

An inquest has been opened and adjourned in Wales into the death of Offaly vet Catherine Gowing.

Acting coroner for north east Wales John Gittins informed the inquest that cause of death had been deferred.

Catherine Gowing had been missing since October 12. Human remains discovered last Wednesday were later confirmed to be those of the missing vet.

The remains were discovered in a shallow pool in a field known locally as the ‘Lum’. The discovery came after a lengthy search operation covering a number of areas.

Catherine Gowing had been working as a vet in North Wales. She has not been seen since Friday, October 12 when she was sighted on CCTV leaving the ASDA supermarket in Queensferry.

Her colleagues raised the alarm the following Monday morning when she failed to appear for work. Her car was later found burnt out near a quarry close to her home.

46-year-old Clive Sharp was subsequently arrested and charged with her murder. He is due to appear in court again in January.