The crumbling foot of missing Sydney businesswoman and scammer, Melissa Caddick, washed up on a remote beach on the south coast of New South Wales for more than three months after disappearing home from her eastern suburb / p>
Police said campers found a shoe with one foot on Sunday on Bournda Beach, south of Tathra. DNA testing was used to link the remains to Ms. Caddick, who was not taking anything with her when she was taken on Jan. November disappeared

Deputy Commissioner Mick Willing said the shoe was the size and description of a shoe Ms. Caddick was wearing when police raided her home in Dover Heights hours earlier on behalf of Corporate Watchdog ASIC

“[The foot] has been in the water for some time Scientists were able to extract DNA from the foot and match it with a DNA sample that we had already obtained from a toothbrush from Melissa and her relatives”

Assistant Commissioner Willing said that how Ms. Caddick got in the water was “still a mystery” and that the time, nature and cause of her death would be a matter for the NSW Coroner

“The police have always been open to the circumstances of her disappearance, including the fact that Melissa may have committed suicide”

He said police had been advised that modeling of tide and drift patterns suggested that an object that landed in the Dover Heights port area in mid-November could have traveled as far as Bermagui

Deputy Commissioner Willing said Ms. Caddick’s family had been informed of the discovery and were “desperate” He said the police will continue to investigate the circumstances of her disappearance

“We need to give family and friends as many answers as possible, and everyone else is affected by Melissa’s alleged actions”

Ms. Caddick, 49, sparked a massive missing person investigation when she was killed on Jan. November, hours after the Australian Federal Police raid, disappeared from the family home

Deputy Commissioner Michael Willing announces the death of Melissa Caddick at the Sydney Police Center on FridayCredit: SMH

Documents filed in court have since revealed that Ms. Caddick allegedly misused millions of dollars from her customers

One of her victims, Cheryl Craft-Reid, told 2GB that the discovery of her remains was “a sad, tragic” result for Ms. Caddick’s teenage son and does not offer any closure for the victims

“It’s pretty devastating,” she said to Ben Fordham. “She left a young man without a mother and that’s the tragic part”

Ms. Caddick was last seen in the early hours of the 12th Seen by her husband on November 11th, her teenage son told police he heard what he thought was his mother, who left her house on Wallangra Road at around 5:30 p.m.

Two days earlier, on 10 On November 11th, ASIC was ordered in federal court to freeze Ms. Caddick’s bank accounts and property and prevent her from leaving the country

The following day, AFP officers arrived at her home to execute a search warrant on behalf of ASIC

Financial planner Melissa Caddick went missing after a corporate robbery on her home in NovemberCredit: NSW Police

Ms. Caddick allegedly defrauded friends and co-workers who invested millions of dollars in an unlicensed investment program Ms. Caddick worked through her personal company, Maliver

Ms. Caddick missed the 4pm deadline on Thursday to attend the registration and hand over her passport or plane tickets

On 13 November her seven-year-old husband Anthony Koletti (38) reported the disappearance of his wife to the police

Mr Koletti told police that his wife ran regularly and that her running gear appeared to be missing. He also said she never left home without her phone

Crisis support can be found at Lifeline: (13 11 14 and Lifelineorgau), the Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467 and Suicidecallbackserviceorgau) and beyondblue (1300 22 4636 and beyondblueorgau)

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An earlier version of this story goes that campers found a shoe with a decomposed foot on Hobart Beach south of Tathra. They found it nearby on Bournda Beach

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