Monday 16 October 2017

Anguish of housemate as search continues

Cormac McQuinn

Cormac McQuinn

THE housemate of missing Irish woman Catherine Gowing was too upset to speak publicly about her friend's disappearance.

Jane Doyle, from Robinstown, Co Meath, shares a house with Ms Gowing on a quiet cul-de-sac in the tiny Welsh village of New Brighton.

Both women work in a veterinary practice run by local man David Evans.

Mr Evans said that Ms Doyle did not want to speak to the media yesterday.

But he told the Irish Independent that the pair -- both in their mid-30s -- met when they were studying veterinary science at the Szent Istvan University in Hungary, which has about 120 Irish students enrolled.

Ms Gowing had been working in food science after graduating from Dublin City University before she pursued her dream of becoming a vet.

It was Ms Doyle who first approached Mr Evans at his practice in Mold, in Flintshire, North Wales, looking for a job when they both graduated.

He said: "We advertised and then they applied for the job.

"Jane came over for interview and I was looking for two vets and she said her friend was looking for a job."

They moved into the house in the small Cae Isa estate in nearby New Brighton 18 months ago.

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