REDDING – The two Ingot men murdered October 25, 2013 were shot to death during a robbery detectives announced February 18 when they announced that they had two in custody for that murder and another suspect in the murder of a third man.
Joshua Reid McCormick, 33, of Anderson, and his then girlfriend, Rebecca June Wilson, 32 (shown in photos above) of Shasta Lake City. Both have been indicted on charges of murdering Michael Cass Forsyth, 57 and Thomas Burton, 65, at the Ingot Auto Dismantlers where they lived, then setting their bodies on fire. Mc- Cormick and another man, Byron Lee Willis, 32 of Redding, were charged with another murder, that of shooting Eric Ratledge, 31, of Redding. Detectives say they shot Ratledge to death November 3, 2013 and burned him in his pickup.
According to authorities, detectives from the Shasta County Major Crimes Unit conducted over 100 interviews. During their investigation of the Ratledge murder, property associated with the Ingot murder surfaced.