The possibility a missing businesswoman has faked her own disappearance is one of a number of theories being investigated by police looking into her sudden vanishing

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The possibility a missing businesswoman has faked her own disappearance is one of a number of theories being investigated by police looking into her sudden vanishing.

Melissa Caddick, 49, is believed to have left her home at Dover Heights, in Sydney’s ritzy east, about 5.30am on Thursday, November 12, without her phone or purse.

She has not been seen since.

Ms Caddick’s husband Anthony Koletti, 38, last week appealed to the public for help to find his wife, whose disappearance has stumped even seasoned police.

The mother-of-one’s own friends are at odds about what might have happened to her with some adamant she would not leave her family without a trace, while others told Daily Mail Australia her recent court troubles could have been a reason to disappear.

Ms Caddick had her home raided by Australian Federal Police a day before she went missing over allegedly dodgy business dealings.

Police are investigating whether missing Dover Heights businesswoman Melissa Caddick could have staged her own disappearance

Police are investigating whether missing Dover Heights businesswoman Melissa Caddick could have staged her own disappearance

Police are investigating whether missing Dover Heights businesswoman Melissa Caddick could have staged her own disappearance 

Ms Caddick is believed to have left her Dover Heights mansion about 5.30am on Thursday, November 13 to go for a run. Her husband Anthony Koletti (left) was asleep at the time

Ms Caddick is believed to have left her Dover Heights mansion about 5.30am on Thursday, November 13 to go for a run. Her husband Anthony Koletti (left) was asleep at the time

She has not been seen since and police admit they are at a loss to explain what might have happened to her

She has not been seen since and police admit they are at a loss to explain what might have happened to her

Ms Caddick (in both photos with husband Anthony Koletti) is believed to have left her Dover Heights mansion about 5.30am on Thursday, November 12 to go for sell you photo a run. She has not been seen since and police admit they are at a loss to explain what might have happened to her  

CCTV cameras above the garage of the home should have captured Ms Caddick leaving, but they were not working at the time

CCTV cameras above the garage of the home should have captured Ms Caddick leaving, but they were not working at the time

CCTV cameras above the garage of the home should have captured Ms Caddick leaving, but they were not working at the time 

Adding to the problems facing police is that the CCTV cameras outsider her mansion were not working on the day she went missing. 

Security cameras on neighbouring homes are being searched, as have the fierce cliff faces along Sydney’s eastern coastline.

But still there has been absolutely no trace of Ms Caddick. 

reports one police officer said: ‘Maybe she just does not want to be found.’

Ms Caddick’s close friend Lucia Del Prete told Daily Mail Australia she was at a loss to explain what had happened. 

Ms Del Prete said while the search for answers continues, she finds it highly unlikely her friend would have disappeared without a word.  

‘She’s not the type of person who would do something so random,’ Ms Del Prete said.

‘Melissa and I are really good friends.

It is a shock, we are all shocked. It is just so sad for her family.’

Police have interviewed Ms Caddick’s husband, her son and family members as part of their investigations.

‘This is a very extensive investigation, it‘s been two weeks now and we are very worried for her welfare,’ Bondi Police crime manager Stuart Thomas told The Daily Telegraph.

‘We are not ruling anything out at this stage and are working on several theories.

‘Finding her is the priority, the family have been very cooperative and are putting on a brave face.’ 

CCTV cameras at the $7million mansion where Ms Caddick lived with Mr Koletti (pictured) and her son were not working on the morning she went missing

CCTV cameras at the $7million mansion where Ms Caddick lived with Mr Koletti (pictured) and her son were not working on the morning she went missing

CCTV cameras at the $7million mansion where Ms Caddick lived with Mr Koletti (pictured) and her son were not working on the morning she went missing

Mr Koletti (centre) made a public appeal for information on Friday alongside her brother Adam Grimley (right)

Mr Koletti (centre) made a public appeal for information on Friday alongside her brother Adam Grimley (right)

Mr Koletti (centre) made a public appeal for information on Friday alongside her brother Adam Grimley (right)

Mr Koletti said his wife's teenage son heard her walk out the front door about 5.30am, but they later discovered she had left behind her phone, keys and wallet, which was out of the ordinary

Mr Koletti said his wife's teenage son heard her walk out the front door about 5.30am, but they later discovered she had left behind her phone, keys and wallet, which was out of the ordinary

Mr Koletti said his wife’s teenage son heard her walk out the front door about 5.30am, but they later discovered she had left behind her phone, keys and wallet, which was out of the ordinary

An emotionally drained Mr Koletti takes a moment after answering questions during Friday's public appeal for help

An emotionally drained Mr Koletti takes a moment after answering questions during Friday's public appeal for help

An emotionally drained Mr Koletti takes a moment after answering questions during Friday’s public appeal for help 

At the public appeal last Friday, Mr Koletti said he had last seen his wife as they went to bed on Wednesday night.

Everything had been ‘as normal’ and the next morning she got up to go for her usual run about 5.30am. 

Mr Koletti said he was asleep at the time but Ms Caddick’s teenage son is understood to have been in the home’s gym at the time and heard the front door shut as she left.

The pair later found her belongings were still at home and sell images began to sense something was wrong. 

‘She always took her phone, in this case it is the only time since I’ve known her that she did not take her phone with her,’ Mr Koletti said.

Despite admitting things appeared out of the ordinary, Mr Koletti did not report his wife missing until the next day.

A day before she went missing, Ms Caddick had her home raided by Australian Federal Police over an investigation into her business dealings

A day before she went missing, Ms Caddick had her home raided by Australian Federal Police over an investigation into her business dealings

A day before she went missing, Ms Caddick had her home raided by Australian Federal Police over an investigation into her business dealings 

Mr Koletti (pictured at Bondi Police Station with Mr Grimley) has been interviewed by police on several occasions as part of their routine investigations into Ms Caddick's disappearance

Mr Koletti (pictured at Bondi Police Station with Mr Grimley) has been interviewed by police on several occasions as part of their routine investigations into Ms Caddick's disappearance

Mr Koletti (pictured at Bondi Police Station with Mr Grimley) has been interviewed by police on several occasions as part of their routine investigations into Ms Caddick’s disappearance

That report was made after Ms Caddick failed to attend a Federal Court hearing over her alleged business dealings.

Fearing she would not show up Mr Koletti attended court on her behalf and was told by court staff he should make a police report. 

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