Police divers are gearing up to search for the remains of alleged con-woman Melissa Caddick in waters just metres from her home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
Officers are assessing the conditions off Dover Heights to determine if a they can safely enter the water on Wednesday.
The area to be searched is just a couple hundred metres from the Wallangra Road home where the alleged fraudster was last seen alive.
Ms Caddick vanished the day after corporate watchdog ASIC executed a search warrant at her luxury Dover Heights home on November 11.
Liquidators say the 49-year-old mother “meticulously and systematically” deceived those who entrusted millions of investment dollars to her over seven years, then used the money to fund her lavish lifestyle.
The search comes a day after police confirmed a chunk of stomach flesh found at Mollymook on the NSW south coast does not belong to Ms Caddick.
Remains found at two other south coast beaches have also since been confirmed to be animal.
Thus far police have only found Ms Caddick’s badly decayed foot, which washed up south of Tathra on February 21.
NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Mick Willing last week told reporters foul play against Ms Caddick was possible but suicide was more likely.
Modelling by NSW Police marine rescue teams, taking tides and drift patterns into account, has explored the possibility that Ms Caddick entered the water near Dover Heights, where she lived, around November 12.
The modelling deemed it possible that her foot could have drifted to Bournda Beach, where it was discovered by a group of campers.