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SC GAYLE MCCAFFREY: Missing from Charleston, SC - 17 March 2012 - Age 36 - husband a suspect *ARREST*

Discussion in 'Missing 2010 to 2014' started by noZme, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member


    Marjorie Gayle McCaffrey was reported missing by her husband, Robert McCaffrey, Sunday evening, less than a day after the couple got into a verbal argument. Gayle McCaffrey was last seen March 17 2012 around 10 p.m. Saturday at the couple's Limestone Boulevard home.

    McCaffrey is described as a white female, about 5'2" and weighing 155 pounds. She has reddish or brown colored hair and blue eyes.

    Anyone knowing the whereabouts of McCaffrey is asked to contact the Charleston County Sheriff's Office at 843-202-1700.

    Media - http://www.crimewatchers.net/forum/...ast-seen-march-17-2012-in-charleston-sc.2906/
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  2. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

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    noZme Bronze Member

    TIMELINE: Disappearance of Marjorie Gayle McCaffrey

    Saturday, March 17 (2:30 p.m.) According to an incident report, Robert McCaffrey, the husband of Gayle McCaffrey, told officers he and his wife went to dinner at 2:30 p.m. When they returned home, he says they got into an argument.

    Saturday, March 17 (10 p.m.) According to an incident report, Robert McCaffrey left home at 10 p.m. He said his decision to leave and take a nearly 4-hour drive to a home he frequents in Easley, S.C. came after a walk around the neighborhood and after he was given the silent treatment by his wife.

    Sunday, March 18 (2:15 a.m.) Robert McCaffrey was issued a speeding ticket in Travelers Rest. According to the citation, he was driving 64 mph in a 45 mph zone.

    Sunday, March 18 (6:30 a.m.) According to an incident report, Robert McCaffrey returned home at 6:30 a.m. He said his two children were home, but his wife was nowhere to be found.

    Sunday, March 18 (5:16 p.m.)Robert McCaffrey dials 911 and reports his wife is missing.

    Sunday, March 18 (5:19 p.m.) Deputies are dispatched to the home of Robert and Gayle McCaffrey on Limestone Boulevard in West Ashley. According to an incident report, Robert McCaffrey tells officers he returned home at 6:30 a.m. and found his wife's checkbook, wedding ring and a typed letter on a counter. The McCaffrey children were taken into protective custody.

    Monday, March 19 (3:28 p.m.) The Charleston County Sheriff's Office releases a missing person report in regards to Marjorie Gayle McCaffrey.

    Monday, March 19 (4:30 p.m.) The sheriff's office holds a press conference during which Sheriff Al Cannon reports details of the typed letter are a part of the investigation and cannot be shared. He also states Robert McCaffrey received a speeding ticket near Easley.

    Tuesday, March 20 (8 p.m.) A resident of an area near the home of Robert and Gayle McCaffrey reports buzzards circling in the marsh area behind Furman Drive. Deputies venture out to the area and decide a search will take place during daylight hours on the following day.
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  4. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Wednesday, March 21 (just after daybreak)Officials with multiple agencies search the marshy area between Furman Drive and the Ashley River.

    Wednesday, March 21 (9:15 a.m.) Officials called off the search of the marsh after only a dead dog was found. As a matter of following up, crews also search ponds in the area.

    Thursday, March 22 (3:12 p.m.) At a court hearing, the McCaffrey children are placed into the custody of Gayle McCaffrey's sister and brother-in-law, James and Debbie Pearson.

    Thursday, March 22 (3:33 p.m.) At a press conference outside the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, Chief Deputy John Clark announces the investigation has led officials back to the McCaffrey home on Limestone Boulevard. He says investigators have identified a person of interest.

    Friday, March 23: Sheriff's deputies search the McCaffrey home and remove bags of evidence to be analyzed. Search dogs are also deployed.

    Tuesday, March 27: Sheriff's deputies continue to search the area around Bees Ferry Road and Highway 61 in West Ashley to help eliminate areas. No new leads or tips have come in.

    Thursday, April 5: The CCSO announces that they are once again searching the area of Hwy 61 and Bees Ferry Road with help from air support, Charleston County Volunteer Rescue Squad and Charleston County Emergency Management Department staff. No new leads or tips have come in.

    Tuesday, April 17: On the one month anniversary of Gayle McCaffrey's disappearance, the CCSO tells us there are no new leads and no new searched planned. "We are still diligently investigating the case," says CCSO Public Information Officer Major Jim Brady.

    Wednesday, May 2: The Charleston County Sheriff's Office held a press conference announcing that the case had been upgraded from a missing person's case to a homicide investigation and that Robert McCaffrey has been named a suspect. They also announced the existence of another woman, a love interest of Robert's who is cooperating with police in their investigation.

    Christopher Lizzi, who is representing Robert McCaffrey, says Gayle's disappearance has taken a toll on his client and that there is no evidence proving the sheriff's claim.

    Thursday, May 3: More than 150 people, including 50 employees of The Citadel, searched a plot of private property off Highway 61. With support from aircraft above, they combed a 100-acre area. Nothing was found.

    Friday, May 4: Major James Brady with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office said a dozen searchers were back on the scene off Highway 61. It's the same area where crews searched the day before.
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  5. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

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  6. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Robert traveled almost 500 miles that night. Gayle could have been thrown down a ravine, dropped into a body of water or left in the woods anywhere along that route. Here is one search:

    11/10 2012
    The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office announced earlier this week that Charleston County Sheriff’s Detectives and searchers with the CUE Center for Missing Persons would be gathering in the Easley area Saturday morning, as part of the ongoing effort to find Marjorie Gayle McCaffrey, who has been missing since March 17.


    Searchers patrolled the 200-acre property off Freeman Bridge Road with horses, dogs and ground support.

    Monica Caison, founder and executive director with the CUE Center said searchers were on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary at the site.

    McCaffrey’s husband Bob took a trip to Easley on March 17, the day his wife was last seen. Investigators say Bob McCaffrey is a suspect in his wife’s disappearance.

    “Gayle has a tie to this area,” Caison said. “That’s why we’re here, just wanting to clear an area that may be associated to her and possibly her disappearance.”

    She said the area had never been searched in connection with Gayle McCaffrey’s disappearance prior to today.

    She said her group was working on a “search list” of sites “at the request of law enforcement.”

    “There’s several areas that law enforcement have been searching, and want searched, and this is just one of them,” Caison said, of the property, which belongs to a family member. “

    She said investigators had no new information that had led them to the property.

    “This is just an area that they’re basically wanting to take off the task list,” Caison said.

    Caison said searchers came from Texas, North Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Florida and North and South Carolina to search the site today.

    She said a lot of the 200-acre property was “very tough terrain.”

    “There’s a lot of water,” Caison said.

    Horses and canines gives searchers an advantage.

    “We’re utilizing horses, not only because it gives the height to look down at things and maybe an area of concern where we can send ground support in,” Caison said. “We’re also looking for any disturbances or weak parts in the ground, that’s why you’ll see grid searches, why they’re walking in a line. We’re trying to do tight grid searches of all the open area. It would take a dog an enormous amount of time to cover it in a grid. We can utilize … horses in that effort. If there’s anything (searchers) question or suspect, then they’ll call in for a canine.”

    The CUE Center was founded 18 years ago to serve as liaison between families and law enforcement and “to activate communities and bring forth an awareness of missing individuals, especially missing adults,” Caison said.
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  7. MissyMoo

    MissyMoo Bronze Member

    NoZme i have never read a missing poster worded specifically like that before have you?
    Last seen by my husband - makes me clench my teeth tighter :mad:
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  8. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Same here! I'm glad to see a more aggressive poster, however. I'm tired of people pussyfooting around about these men killing their wives and girlfriends.
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  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Husband arrested on murder charge in wife Gayle McCaffrey's disappearance from Charleston

    Six years after a West Ashley woman vanished from her home, authorities have arrested the primary suspect in her presumed death — her husband, Bob McCaffrey.

    Gayle McCaffrey was 36 years old on March 18, 2012, when her husband reported her missing to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office. Her remains have not been found despite several extensive searches that stretched from the area around the home and into the Upstate.

    It was not clear whether a new discovery or other information led to McCaffrey's arrest shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday in Dare County, N.C., on a fugitive warrant.

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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Grand jury won't indict man in South Carolina woman's death

    A grand jury has refused to indict a North Carolina man in the death of his wife in South Carolina.

    Media outlets reported a Charleston County grand jury refused Tuesday to indict 46-year-old Bob McCaffrey in the death of his wife Gayle. Her body has never been found.

    Prosecutor Scarlett Wilson said the grand jury's rejection of an indictment shows the panels don't simply "rubber stamp" the requests of police and prosecutors.

    Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon said he is disappointed in the grand jury's decision and will continue to try to find more evidence to bring charges against McCaffrey again.

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  11. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    This is frustrating. McCaffrey isn't so smart - he got lucky.

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