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Search for clues in Ingot double homicide spans Hwy. 299

By Shay Arthur
Published On: Nov 08 2013 06:58:25 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 08 2013 07:06:03 PM CST
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REDDING, Calif. -

On Friday Search and Rescue teams from the Shasta County Sheriff's Office combed parts of Highway 299 East looking for possible clues related to a double homicide in Ingot.

Crews were searching a four mile span east of the Ingot Auto Dismantlers.

Autopsy results revealed 57-year-old Michael Forsyth and Thomas Burton were shot to death, their bodies were discovered in burning structures on the dismantler's property Oct. 25.

Deputy Rob Sandbloom with the Shasta County Sheriff's Office said searchers were out looking for anything that could be related to the case.

"If we're out here and we happen to come across a knife, a gun, a basketball, a gas can, a McDonald's wrapper, something, anything, we're going to look at it and see if it could possibly be related to the case," said Sandbloom.

The search began around 8:30 a.m. and involved about 20 people combing along the highway.

Sandbloom said some of the spots were tough to get to and difficult to hike, due to steep hillsides and loose ground.

Another reason for the search is the weather, a change could happen at any time potentially damaging evidence.

Secret Witness is offering up to $10,000 for information regarding the case.