Medford Man’s Murder Under Investigation

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police believe the missing Medford man found at the base of a steep cliff in the Applegate Creek area was murdered. The man has been identified as Michael Christopher MacCallum. Siskiyou County detectives were interviewing people late into the evening on Friday who knew MacCallum.

MacCallum’s wife reported him missing last Monday she said he had gone camping for the weekend to celebrate his birthday. Search crews located his body in the Applegate Creek area in Northern California just across the state line.

Siskiyou County Sheriff John Lopey says the evidence at the scene overwhelmingly points to murder. The sheriff says there are no suspects and no person’s of interest at this time. Newswatch12 spoke with MacCallum’s wife, Trisha MacCallum, who said, “we hope the police will release him soon so we can plan a memorial and put him to rest.”

She said she is cooperating fully with police and they have searched her home. In a statement to NewsWatch12, Sheriff Lopey said investigators are still trying to figure out whether MacCallum really went camping and what he was doing in the days leading up to his death. Contact the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office if you have any information.


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  1. Annie says:

    What? Why on earth are you going camping ALONE, at the end of November in Oregon. That makes no sense at all.

    1. M says:

      He didn’t go alone, he went up there with at least one other person.

  2. J says:

    He was a bartender at Fire and Ice when it was open……so sad. Conndolences to his family.

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