Wife Arrested in Murder of Medford Man

MEDFORD, Ore. — The wife of murdered Medford man is in jail charged with his death.

Michael Christopher MacCallum was found dead of a gunshot wound at the bottom of steep cliff just over the Oregon/California boarder in Siskiyou County. His body was found November 20th by search and rescue crews.

His wife, Patricia MacCallum originally reported him missing. She told police he didn’t return from a camping trip. The Siskiyou County Sheriff believes Patricia’s behavior after the death was somewhat unusual.

“She played the part of a grieving spouse searching for her lost husband and it was somewhat unusual that she would grant interviews with the news media,” the Sheriff said.

Mrs. MacCallum and another person, Amber Lubbers, were arrested Friday evening and charged with premeditated murder. The Siskiyou County Sheriff says an exhaustive investigation by multiple agencies lead to the charges. MacCallum and Lubbers are in the Jackson County Jail and will soon be extradited to California for the duration of the criminal prosecution.

“There were some inconsistencies and there were some concerns that we had about the statements we received from individuals that were identified and interviewed during the investigation,” he said.

Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey also says the extradition process will likely be completed on Monday.


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  1. Milt says:

    Hell could have asked me i figured that out when I first heard the story DAAAAAA

  2. Kate says:

    Chris was such a good man and loved his young family. He was willing to work multiple jobs, long hours to help provide a good home. Unfortunately we find his love was blind. I’m glad the authorities took the time to make a tight case and look forward to the details they will release. My prayers go out to his family. I hope his children will remember his love and have family remind them of the good times they shared to keep his memory alive for them. This shouldn’t have happened. . .

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