Melissa Caddick's husband dismisses wild rumour

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The husband of missing millionaire Melissa Caddick has spoken out, dismissing claims his wife faked her own death. 

In a promotional clip for a 7News spotlight special, Anthony Koletti suggests his wife may have been murdered.

"She wasn’t the kind of person who would chop off her foot and go AWOL," he says in the promo.

Melissa Caddick went missing on November 12, 2020. Source: 7News Spotlight
Melissa Caddick went missing on November 12, 2020. Source: 7News Spotlight

Anthony Koletti says he does not believe the missing millionaire, who is presumed dead, had anything to do with her own death. 

In an earlier promo for the special, Mr Koletti claims to know “why she died.”

“Someone got greedy and wanted her dead,” he said.

“I can’t keep silent any longer. It’s time for the truth to come out.”

Mr Koletti says the moment he realised his wife was missing “felt it like a lightning bolt through my heart".

Almost 12 months since she disappeared

Ms Caddick went missing from her Dover Heights home in Sydney's east in November 2020, a day after ASIC executed a search warrant for her mansion.

The 49-year-old was reported missing two days later by her husband.

On February 21, a group of people camping discovered a running shoe containing human remains while walking along Bournda Beach, on the NSW south coast.

Melissa Caddick has been missing for almost 12 months. Source: 7News Spotlight
Melissa Caddick has been missing for almost 12 months. Source: 7News Spotlight

When one of the campers went to pick up the shoe to throw it out, they found a foot still inside.

The remainder of Ms Caddick's body hasn't been located.

Ms Caddick is accused of faking documents and running a Ponzi scheme through her business Maliver. 

She allegedly deceived clients who entrusted millions of investment dollars with her over seven years, using it to fund her lavish lifestyle.

In July a court was told her assets — including luxury properties and cars, jewellery and cash — should not be sold off until it could be confirmed she was dead.

Charges dropped last month

Ms Caddick has left behind her husband, teenage son and elderly parents.

There is no suggestion her parents, husband or brother were aware of or had any involvement in Ms Caddick’s fraudulent company.

Criminal charges against Ms Caddick were dropped by ASIC last month after they laid almost 40 charges against her and issued a warrant for her arrest.

ASIC confirmed the charges would be withdrawn, as had the warrant.

The civil proceedings against Ms Caddick and her company, Maliver, continue.

If Ms Caddick turns out to be still alive criminal charges will be laid against her.

with AAP

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