Oct 18 2012 By Cheryl Mullin
THE sister of missing Irish woman Catherine Gowing, who is feared murdered in Wales, has made a tearful appeal for help in finding her.
Emma Gowing asked the public for help in tracking down her “beautiful sister”, whom she described as the “light of my life”.
Ms Gowing, from Clonlee, Co Offaly, in the Irish Republic, was last seen on Friday night at a supermarket in Queensferry.
Her emotional sister broke down in tears at a press conference as she asked the local community to do “all they can'' to help the search.
“Please look, please search, please help us find our beautiful sister.
“Catherine is a kind, sensitive beautiful person. She’s passionate about animals and utterly devoted to my family.
“She’s my best friend, she’s the light of my life and she’s the light of my parents’ life.
“If you have any information about Catherine, no matter how trivial you think it is, please contact the police,” she said.
Ms Gowing's employer revealed today that a text message was sent from her phone after she was last seen alive.
Her phone sent half a message to a nurse who worked with her at the Evans Veterinary Practice in the town of Mold.
David Evans, owner of the practice where Ms Gowing has been based for 18 months, said staff became worried after receiving the text at the weekend.
“One of the nurses was concerned about her on Saturday or Sunday because she had half a message from her, from her mobile phone anyway,” Mr Evans said.