Update: 3 charged in 2002 slaying of a mid-Michigan man

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP/FOX 17) — Authorities say three people have been charged in the 2002 slaying of a mid-Michigan man whose remains were dumped in west Michigan and weren’t identified until 2015.

Eaton County prosecutors say 35-year-old Robert Caraballo was killed in Charlotte, where he lived, and his burned remains were discovered in May 2002 in Ottawa County.

40-year-old Christopher McMillan of Grand Rapids and 58-year-old Beverly McCallum and 38-year-old Dineane Ducharme, both of Pasadena, Texas, are charged with homicide, conspiracy and disinterment and mutilation of a body.

McMillan is jailed on $1 million bond. The Associated Press left a message Thursday with his lawyer John Deming.

Investigators said at a Thursday afternoon press conference that McCallum and the victim were married at the time of the murder and that Ducharme is McCallum’s daughter.  McMillan was a friend of Ducharme’s at the time.

McCallum is not in custody and is believed to be outside the country, possibly in Pakistan, at this time. McMillan is in custody in Michigan and Ducharme is in custody in Texas, awaiting transfer to Michigan.

Caraballo was killed in Eaton County, according to investigators and dumped and burned in Ottawa County, near Grand Haven.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.


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