Melissa Caddick case: police end search for missing conwoman off Sydney coast

NSW police suspend search for Caddick’s remains in waters around her Dover Heights neighbourhood

The search for missing Sydney conwoman Melissa Caddick’s remains in waters around her Dover Heights neighbourhood has been called off.

Police divers were on Thursday forced to postpone the search in waters off Dover Heights in Sydney’s east due to hazardous conditions.

Searches for Caddick were conducted on Friday but the operation around Dover Heights is now suspended, Nueva Gales del Sur police confirmed on Saturday.

Police earlier this week confirmed at least two sets of remains found at NSW south coast beaches do not belong to Caddick.

So far police have only found Caddick’s decomposed foot, which washed up in a running shoe south of Tathra on 21 febrero.

The results of DNA analysis of other discovered remains is pending.

A report into the 49-year-old’s financial affairs revealed earlier this week that she misappropriated about $25m of investors’ funds.

The fraudster disappeared from her multimillion-dollar home last November, hours after corporate watchdog Asic executed a search warrant at the house.

Court-appointed liquidators say she “meticulously and systematically” deceived those who entrusted millions of investment dollars to her over seven years and used the money to fund her lavish lifestyle.

Investors say they still have no idea where their funds went.

NSW police assistant commissioner Mick Willing last week told reporters foul play against Caddick was possible but suicide was more likely.

Modelling by NSW police marine rescue teams, taking tides and drift patterns into account, has explored the possibility that Caddick entered the water near Dover Heights, where she lived, alrededor 12 noviembre.

The modelling deemed it possible that her foot could have drifted to Bournda Beach, where it was discovered by a group of campers.

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