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Last Sighting Of Missing Irish Woman Released
CCTV footage of the last known sighting of a missing Irish woman feared to have been murdered in Wales has been released by police.
Catherine Gowing, 37, was captured on camera in an Asda store in Queensferry, Flintshire, at 8:06pm last Friday.
She had left the veterinary surgery in Mold where she worked at around 7pm wearing blue jeans, a light brown zip-up fleece top with white sleeves and white side panels and plain flat black shoes.
Ms Gowing was also carrying a bright brown saddle bag over her shoulder and was carrying an Asda plastic bag and a pizza-type box.
Her sister, Emma Gowing, appealed for help in finding her "beautiful sister", who is originally from Kinnity, Co Offaly.
In a statement, she said: "We are all so deeply shocked by the events that have unfolded in the last four days.
"Catherine's disappearance has left us all bereft. We are lost without her.
"Catherine is a kind sensitive beautiful person. She is passionate about animals and utterly devoted to her family. She is my best friend and the light of my life and my parents' lives."
Detective Superintendent John Hanson, of North Wales Police, said: "Co-ordinated searches continue at various locations in an attempt to find Catherine, her vehicle and personal items that appear to be missing from her home.
"Our priority is to trace Catherine and we would urge anyone who has seen her or her Renault Clio, bearing the Irish registration plates 00D 99970, to contact the North Wales Police incident room on 101.
"This is totally out of character for Catherine and the public's assistance in the search cannot be emphasised enough."
Ms Gowing is about 5ft 10in and of slim, athletic build. She speaks with an Irish accent.
Police believe that after finishing work, she drove home to Cae Isa, New Brighton, in her work car - a Vauxhall Corsa which has been recovered.
A 46-year-old man from Gwynedd is being held in connection with Ms Gowing's disappearance.
He appeared before Prestatyn magistrates on Thursday morning and a warrant for further detention was granted to North Wales Police, allowing him to be questioned until Friday evening.