A chunk of stomach flesh found at Mollymook on the NSW South Coast last week does not belong to missing accused Sydney fraudster Melissa Caddick.
NSW Police confirmed on Tuesday the human remains found on Mollymook Beach on Friday belong neither to Ms Caddick nor a male snorkeler who went missing from Batemans Bay on January 25.
The remains have been determined to be from a man. DNA from the material is now being tested against the missing persons database to work out the identity.
Police are continuing to scour beaches on the NSW south coast for traces of Ms Caddick after her decaying foot was found south of Tathra on February 21.
More remains being tested
Additional remains were found at Cunjurong Point on Saturday afternoon, and Warrain Beach at Culburra on Sunday morning.
Police said on Monday evening they would forensically examine those remains to determine if they belonged to the 49-year-old Ms Caddick.
Additional remains found by members of the public at Tura Beach on Saturday have been confirmed to come from an animal.
NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Mick Willing on Friday told reporters foul play against Ms Caddick was possible but suicide was more likely.
Canada's 21 floating feet may provide clue
A strange phenomenon in Canada could help explain how Ms Caddick’s decomposing foot was found last month, 400km away from where she went missing.
The extensive distance the foot would have travelled if she’s entered the water in Sydney has raised some eyebrows, with some senior police officers doubting such a scenario could eventuate.
However, some people are drawing comparison to the 21 disembodied feet that have washed up in Canada since 2007.
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