Wednesday, November 28 2012, 10:01 PM CST
New evidence confirms detective's suspicions
By Caitlin Conrad/KTVL.com HILT, Calif. -- Detectives out searching the Chris MacCallum homicide scene say they've found new evidence that backs up their original theories.
MacCallum's body was found last week in a rural part of Siskiyou County on Nov. 20, 2012. His autopsy showing he died after being shot.
The victim's wife, Tricia MacCallum, says her husband's death was completely unexpected, but she says from the beginning her home was treated like a crime scene, "I was very upset treated like a criminal or a suspect I was really was shocked and appalled when they insinuated I had something to do with this," MacCallum said.
MacCallum also says she knows investigators are just doing their job.
At this point detectives haven't named a suspect in the case. The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department is taking the lead in the investigation and were back out at the crime scene Tuesday.
Sheriff John Lopey says new evidence found there confirms their original conclusions.
When investigators first talked with MacCallum's wife she told them, she, her husband, and their kids had been out camping in the area.
Lopey says detective did find camping gear near the crime scene.
MacCalum's wife says she and the kids went home early but her husband never came home. Right now detectives say they haven't identified anyone else who may have been out with them. "As far as I know we haven't identified any of his friends or associates that were actually at the scene over that weekend other than family members," the Sheriff said.
MacCallum's wife says while she may feel like a suspect she didn't kill her husband.
"Seriously no there's no reason I would do that I wish I knew what happened there's no reason for me to do that," MacCallum said.
MacCallum's wife did file a missing person's report for her husband after the camping trip,The couple were separated earlier this year, and both dated other people, but the two reconciled in September.