Campers Find Foot of Missing Fraud Suspect

Elias Hubbard
Марта 3, 2021

A decomposed foot belonging to missing financial planner Melissa Caddick has been found washed up on the NSW south coast, more than three months after her disappearance.

Earlier on the weekend a part of a human torso including a belly button was found on Mollymook Beach, and according to News Corp, police say that remains resembling human intestines were found at Cunjurong Point, north of Mollymook Beach.

Remains were also found on Friday night at Mollymook Beach, where police and SES personnel continued to scour the coastline on Saturday.

Chief Inspector John Sheehan of Batemans Bay Police Station said the new remains had been sent away for forensic examination and detectives are expecting results later this week.

The 49-year-old disappeared a day after her $7 million Dover Heights home was raided on the evening of 11 November, 2020, by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

The bones found at Tura Beach have since been revealed to have come from an animal. "Inquiries continue", he said.

They are now with NSW Police for testing to determine whether they are the remains of 49-year-old Melissa Caddick, who disappeared after leaving her Dover Heights house for a run on November 12 last year.

Court-appointed liquidators allege she "meticulously and systematically" deceived investors who handed millions of dollars to her over seven years, then used the money to fund her extravagant lifestyle.

Assistant Commissioner Mick Willing said on Friday foul play against Ms Caddick was possible but suicide was more likely.

Modelling by police marine rescue teams, taking tides and drift patterns into account, has been conducted around the possibility of Ms Caddick entering the water in Sydney's Dover Heights area on or about 12 November.

"Investigators will also prepare a report for the information of the NSW Coroner".

The man's children were at the beach with him at the time but his pregnant wife had stayed at home.

A second crime scene has been established on the South Coast after human remains washed ashore at a beach near Ulladulla.

"Something in the water for that long, say a bit of flotsam or jetsam that washes onto the shore, has got green growth on it", Superintendent Joe McNulty, Commander of the NSW Marine Command, told the publication. The shoe needs extensive analysis to see how long it was in the water.

However, with no evidence found, police suspended the search and suspected the snorkeller's body had floated further south.

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