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Update: Body Found in Siskiyou County Identified; Possible Homicide

By Robyn Ridpath, Assignment Editor
Published On: Nov 21 2012 05:03:06 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 27 2012 06:05:56 PM CST
HILT, Calif. -

The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office identified the man who was found dead near the Applegate Creek area in northern Siskiyou County.

34-year-old Michael Christopher MacCallum of Medford was found at the foot of a steep cliff. The investigation is being treated as a homicide.

Last Tuesday the Siskiyou County Search and Rescue Team was asked to assist Jackson County Sheriff's Office with a rescue mission for MacCallum, after his family reported him missing near the California and Oregon border just outside of Hilt.

When teams arrived, they found his body at the base of a cliff. Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey said,

"This investigation is being handled as a homicide but there is still a lot of investigative work being done by our detectives."

Detectives ask anyone with information to contact the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office.