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Charges filed in 2002 cold case murder


Three people have been charged in the cold case murder of a man from Charlotte.

Eaton County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Neil O’Brien confirmed to 6 News the suspects are 40-year-old Christopher McMillan, 58-year-old Beverly McCallum and 38-year-old Dineane Ducharme. Each are charged with homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide and mutilation of a dead body in the case of Roberto Caraballo.

Caraballo was 35-years-old when he was killed in 2002. His badly burned and dismembered body was discovered in Ottawa County’s Grand Haven Township in May of that year. A property owner found the remains off a two-track near a blueberry plantation.

One of the suspects has to be brought back to Michigan to be formally charged. McMillan is in the Eaton County jail on a $1 million bond.

The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office will hold a press conference Thursday to provide more details about the case. 6 News will be there, and will provide updates on air and online.

**A previous version of this story identified the victim as Robert Caraballo, due to incorrect information received from deputies. It has been corrected to identify him as Roberto Caraballo.

Below: Watch a 2002 report from our sister station, WOOD TV, from when the remains were discovered:

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