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Human remains on Bega Valley beach confirmed as missing Sydney woman Melissa Caddick

Albert McKnight26 February 2021
Bournda Beach

Melissa Caddick’s remains were found at Bournda Beach in the Bournda National Park. Photo: Bournda National Park Facebook.

NSW Police have confirmed that human remains located on a beach in the Bega Valley belong to missing Sydney woman Melissa Caddick, who was reported missing last year.

Ms Caddick has been missing for more than three months.

The 49-year-old’s $7 million Dover Heights home was raided on the evening of 11 November 2020 by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Ms Caddick has been accused of swindling dozens of clients out of millions of dollars through her finance business Maliver Pty Ltd to fund her lavish lifestyle, which featured luxury holidays and designer jewellery.

Ms Caddick went for a jog on 12 November and did not return, hours after being questioned by police.

On Friday morning, police announced her remains had been forensically identified after being found on Bournda Beach, near Bega.

Melissa Caddick

Police have confirmed that the remains belong to Melissa Caddick. Photo: Supplied.

Police said a group of people were walking along the beach on 21 February when they found a running shoe containing human remains.

Police arrived at about 1:00 pm and took the shoe and remains for examination by NSW Health Pathology. They have been confirmed as belonging to Ms Caddick.

“Strike force detectives will continue to conduct inquiries – with the assistance of Missing Persons Registry – into the circumstances surrounding Melissa Caddick’s death,” NSW Police said.

“This will include further searches around the Bournda Beach area and along the NSW coastline.

“Investigators will also prepare a report for the information of the NSW Coroner.”

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