Grisly twist in Melissa Caddick mystery after remains tested

Brianne Tolj
·2-min read

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.

Melissa Caddick's (right) foot was found inside a shoe (left).
Melissa Caddick's foot was found inside a shoe on a beach on the NSW South Coast. Source: 7NEWS/AAP

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.

A general view of Mollymook Beach. Source: Getty
A general view of Mollymook Beach. Source: Getty

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.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Annie Linteau, right, speaks as a photograph of a shoe that was on one of five feet that washed up in Canada is displayed. Source: AAP
Police speak as a photograph of a shoe that was on one of five feet that washed up in Canada is displayed. Source: AAP

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