The case of missing business woman Melissa Caddick has finally been resolved. A badly decomposed foot was found at a NSW south coast beach approximately 400 kms from her home in Dover Heights, a prestigious Sydney Eastern Suburb.
49 year old Ms Caddick had not been seen since November 2020 and the DNA from the foot found by campers at Hobart Beach in the Bournda National Park, matches samples obtained from Ms Caddick’s toothbrush and family members. Ms Caddick had been involved with inappropriately using investor money, she had obtained through mean of fraud, to fund her lavish lifestyle including ski trips to Aspen worth $100’s of $1000’s, luxury clothes and more. Up until the DNA testing proved a match police were still treating the case as though Ms Caddick were alive, with rigorous door knocking and analysis of surveillance camera footage from the street and her CCTV system.
It was always though very out of character for Ms Caddick to have left her home without her phone and wallet, however the mystery now revolves around the cause of death being misadventure.
The Assistant Police Commissioner is stating this missing person’s case to be listed as high profile, with over 60 clients named and over $13.1 million in investor money yet to be recovered. The Federal Court are awaiting further forensic evidence and a coroner’s report outlining the findings.