SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — On Tuesday, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office continued gathering evidence in their homicide investigation of Michael Christopher MacCallum.
The investigation continues into the murder of Medford cab driver Michael Christopher MacCallum. The Siskiyou County search and rescue team joined Sheriff’s officials as they revisited the campsite where the murder victim was last reported to be seen alive.
“We’re just back out here again today to go back over it again, to see if there’s anything we might have missed of the last search,” said an official.
Officials form the Siskiyou county sheriff’s office broke out metal detectors and and shovels as they re-visited the campsite crime scene in the homicide investigation of Chris MacCallum.
MacCallum’s wife, Tricia, recounted her final moments with her husband as she spoke with NewsWatch 12 on Monday. She said she and her husband were the first ones to the campsite in the afternoon of Friday, November 16th and no one else had arrived.
“I don’t know who all he invited, that’s kind of part of the mystery,” Tricia recalled.
Tricia said she and her sister quickly realized the weather wouldn’t be ideal and decided to change plans.
“I got sick, and it was just too cold for me and my sister, and we told him, ‘You know, I think we should pack up.’ At the time is was still early and no one else was there.”
Tricia said she did leave her husband with her gun in case he had a close encounter with wildlife.
“I left him my hand gun for protection just in case of any wild animals or something,” said Tricia. When she went back to the campsite early in the morning of Saturday, November 17th, she said nothing was there.
“When we went back first thing in the morning, everything was gone. We didn’t see anything at the campsite.”
Sheriff’s officials had no response when asked what search crews were hoping to find with the metal detector; if they were looking for the gun Tricia says she left with MacCallum.
“I’m not going to comment on that,” an official said.
Officials say the investigation is on the right track and will continue to chase down leads.
“Pursuing other avenues other leads that need to be investigated,” Siskiyou Sheriff’s Office officials said. “My detectives are continuing work on this.”
The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office has been working with multiple agencies on this investigation including Oregon State Police and Medford Police.