It is said she had conned over $20 million out of people through fake investment schemes.
Her decomposed foot in a running shoe was found three months later on a NSW South Coast beach, 350km from her Dover Heights home.
The public speculated that the fraudster had “cut off her own foot” to throw off the scent, however Steinfort explained that it was be almost impossible to achieve.
“You couldn’t do that without an extremely good surgeon,”
“Melissa loved her son dearly, and the fact that she hasnt been in contact with him since…”
The Deputy State Coroner Elizabeth Ryan wrote: “The conclusion I have reached is that Melissa Caddick is deceased. However… I do not consider the evidence enables a positive finding as to how she died, or when and where this happened.”
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