Sydney businesswoman's unusual move before mysterious disappearance

A Sydney business woman missing for more than a week made an out-of-character move before she disappeared.

Melissa Caddick, 49, was last seen at her Dover Heights home, in Sydney’s east, after midnight last Thursday.

NSW Police said she may have left the home about 5.30am the same day, and she has not been seen or heard from since.

Melissa Caddick sits on the floor with a dog.
Melissa Caddick hasn't been seen since last Thursday night. Source: NSW Police

Ms Caddick’s home was raided by police and the corporate watchdog two days before she went missing, according to News Corp.

While it is unclear why Ms Caddick and her company are being investigated, there is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by either party.

Missing woman left phone behind

Anthony Koletti, Ms Caddick’s husband, appealed on Friday for her to return home.

Mr Koletti told reporters she is “a dedicated and incredible mother” and said her disappearance is “out of character”.

Melissa Caddick's husband Anthony Koletti speaks at a press conference about her disappearance.
Ms Caddick's husband Anthony Koletti pleaded for her to return home in a press conference on Friday. Source: 7News

“We are asking the community to help bring Melissa home,” Mr Koletti said.

He also said she left behind her mobile phone, something she had never done before.

“She usually always took her phone. In this case it was the only time since I’ve known her that she did not,” he said.

He said his wife took off for a jog while he was sleeping. She doesn’t have any money or access to bank accounts either.

News Corp understands Ms Caddick’s company, Maliver Pty Limited, was ordered to give ASIC its latest annual financial statement but it’s not clear why.

Detective Inspector Gretchen Atkins was asked by reporters about the corporate watchdog raiding the home but she would not comment on the matter.

Ms Caddick’s husband was also asked about ongoing investigations and wouldn’t comment either.

Melissa Caddick
Ms Caddick didn't take her phone with her on her jog, a move that Mr Koletti said was very unusual for his wife. Source: Facebook

“Just come home. Everything’s taken care of. You’re not in trouble,” Mr Koletti said.

The 49-year-old mother is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 165cm tall, of slim build, with long brown hair. At the time she was wearing a black singlet top and leggings, and silver ‘Nike’ sneakers.

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