Investigation continues in death of Medford man found in Siskiyou County

A homicide investigation into the death for a Medford man found last week at the base of a cliff near Applegate Creek in Northern California continues.

Investigators have returned to the site where Michael Christopher MacCallum's body was found Nov. 20. The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office reported in a news release that they will search the scene again today.

Following an autopsy conducted Saturday, police say they have additional clues pointing to the 34-year-old's cause of death. However, they haven't released the official autopsy results, as additional tests are still pending analysis.

MacCallum's family reported him missing early last week. He had last been seen in an area around Hilt, Calif. Search teams from Jackson and Siskiyou counties found his body a week ago. Authorities called the death suspicious and launched a homicide investigation.

Search warrants have been served around the Medford area, and additional evidence seized, today's news release said. Analysis of that evidence and evidence gathered where the body was found is still in progress.

Investigators are still talking to family members and friends of MacCallum in an effort to reconstruct his activities and movements before his death.

"This investigation is ongoing, and more interviews and follow-up questioning will be conducted this week, primarily in the Medford area," SCSO Sheriff Jon Lopey said in the news release.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Oregon State Police and Medford police are assisting with the investigation.

Anyone with information about MacCallum's death is asked to call the Siskiyou County's 24-hour dispatch number at 530-841-2900.

— Ryan Pfeil

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