New details in 2002 Charlotte homicide investigation

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The Eaton County Prosecutor’s Office charged three people with the 2002 murder of Charlotte man Roberto Caraballo.

Caraballo’s body was found in a metal foot locker in 2002 on Winans Road in Grand Haven Township, in Ottawa County. The remains were severely burned. Detectives were able to identify the body in 2015. Officials say Caraballo died of blunt force trauma.

One of the three suspects, Christopher McMillan, 40, was found in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is currently in custody at the Eaton County Jail facing charges. Another suspect, Dineane Ducharme, 38, is in custody in Texas and will be extradited to Eaton County to face charges.

The third suspect, Beverly McCallum, 58, is believed to be out of the country. Officials in Eaton and Ottawa counties are working with federal investigators to extradite McCallum, who they believe was last seen in Pakistan.

Investigators didn’t speak to the suspects’ motive, but they say McCallum and Caraballo were married before his death. They also say Ducharme is McCallum’s daughter, and McMillan was a friend of the family. All three suspects are charged with homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide and mutilation of a dead body.

Detectives confirmed they found the murder scene in the basement of a home on Horatio Street in Charlotte. 

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