Sunday, March 17, 2013
Detectives searching for anyone who witnessed a blue Dodge Ram pickup or dark blue Jeep Cherokee in the early morning hours of March 18, 2012, near Bee's Ferry Road.
A year after a West Ashley woman went missing, Charleston County Detectives announced Sunday they are seeking people who may have seen a blue Dodge Ram pickup truck or dark blue Jeep Cherokee in the early morning hours of March 18, 2012, in the area surrounding Bee’s Ferry Road and Highway 61. The vehicles belong to the missing woman, Gayle McCaffrey, and her husband Robert McCaffrey, who has been listed a suspect in his wife's disappearance. Gayle McCaffrey, a 5-foot, 2-inch, and 155-pound white woman, was reported missing from her residence, by her husband on March 18, 2012. Robert McCaffrey told deputies that he last saw her on March 17, 2012 around 10 p.m. before he left the residence to travel to Easley. McCaffrey has not been seen …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Search parties returned to previously searched land near Magnolia Plantation Monday.
UPDATED: 4:48 p.m. Feb. 4, 2013: No new evidence was discovered in the case of missing West Ashley mother Gayle McCaffrey, according to a Charleston County Sheriff's Office statement. Searchers concluded the effort near Magnolia Plantation on Ashley River Road around 3 p.m. without turning up anything new in the case. McCaffrey was reported missing by her husband, and CCSO chief suspect Robert McCaffrey on St. Patrick's Day 2012. ORIGINAL: Search parties today will return to a tract of land on Hwy. 61 in West Ashley to search for missing Charleston mom Gayle McCaffrey. Charleston County deputies and search parties have previously searched this tract of land, near Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, back in May of 2012. No clues were found …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Charleston County Sheriff's Office investigators and members of the Community United Effort Center will be searching property in Easley Saturday in connection with the disappearance of Marjorie Gayle McCaffrey
Charleston County Sheriff's Office investigators and volunteers with the Community United Effort (CUE) Center will be searching land off of Freeman Bridge Road in Easley on Saturday in connection with the March disappearance of Marjorie Gayle McCaffrey, according to a CCSO statement. Questions have long swirled around where her body might be, but most search efforts so far have focused on Charleston County locations. The Sheriff's Office is hoping to rule out this site in Easley as a possible hiding place. McCaffrey was reported missing on March 18 by her husband Bob McCaffrey. In May Sheriff Al Cannon held a press conference to announce that Bob McCaffrey was officially considered a suspect in his wife's disappearance. The Sheriff's …
Monday, August 20, 2012
A group that specializes in missing persons has put Gayle McCaffrey's case on six local billboards
Gayle McCaffrey disappeared in March, and the Charleston County Sheriff's Office has been searching for here ever since. Today the Community United Effort (CUE) Center posted McCaffrey's photo and phone numbers for the Sheriff's Office and CUE on half a dozen local billboards. "We've been in touch with them since the outset," Charleston County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Mjr. James Brady said. "They are coming in today to review the searches we've done and see if there are any suggestions on more we can do." No new searches are planned at this time, according to a statement issued by the Sheriff's Office, but the effort to keep the case in the public eye could bring new leads. The CUE Center was founded in 1994 and has …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Investigators and volunteers fail to turn up any new evidence during first day of searching for Gayle McCaffrey on a 100-plus acre property on Highway 61
Charleston County Sheriff's Office spokesman Major James Brady said searchers have not found any new evidence in the disappearance of Gayle McCaffrey during the first several hours of searching a large property on Highway 61. On Wednesday Sheriff Al Cannon announced the missing persons case is now considered a homicide investigation, and that the missing woman's husband Robert McCaffrey is the chief suspect. Gayle McCaffrey was reported missing by Robert McCaffrey the evening of Sunday, March 18. "To this point we've not located any additional evidence in support of the case, which in and of itself is not necessarily indicative of the case," Brady told media outlets around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. "We are able to have eliminated some areas up …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon held a press conference Wednesday to announce the search for Gayle McCaffrey has moved from a missing persons case to a homicide investigation
Investigators searching for Gayle McCaffrey, missing since March 17, now consider her disappearance a homicide case. Cannon announced the change Wednesday morning during a press conference at the Sheriff's Office. He added that the missing woman's husband Robert McCaffrey is the prime suspect in the case and that officers will be searching a property off Highway 61 across from Drayton Hall on Thursday. The property is located a few miles away from the McCaffrey home. He said the property presents several challenges for searchers because water covers some parts of the tract and because it is being used as a dumping ground for construction and demolition projects. "It's an area that is used for dumping material such as you see over here," …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Detectives with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office continue to actively investigate the disappearance of 37-year-old Gayle McCaffrey.
Investigators are still searching for a Charleston woman with Upstate ties. Detectives with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office are still actively investigating the disappearance of 37-year-old Gayle McCaffrey, according to a report by WCBD in Charleston. McCaffrey was reported missing from her residence by her husband Robert McCaffrey on March 18, 2012. Robert McCaffrey told deputies the last time he saw his wife was on March 17, 2012 around 10 p.m., before he left the residence to travel to Easley to check on a home they owned. He called 911 after returning home and finding his children at home alone.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Live 5 News reports a badly decomposed body has been found; police say the body is not related to the McCaffrey case.
A man walking in the woods near Walmart off of Bees Ferry discovered a badly decomposed body at around 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to Live 5 News. According to Live 5 News: Charleston Police Department Spokesman Charles Francis says that the investigation of the body is not related to Gayle McCaffrey, who's been missing for about a month. The Charleston County Sheriff's Office, who's been investigating McCaffrey's disappearance, says they are not involved in the investigation of the body found in West Ashley. Click here to read more. Charleston County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Mjr. James Brady confirmed that the body is not connected to the McCaffrey case via email Wednesday evening.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Deputies canvasing area near Bees Ferry Road.
UPDATE 3:15 p.m.: The Charleston County Sheriff's Office issued the following statement following a search of the area in the vicinity of Bees Ferry Road and Highway 61: On March 27, 2012 approximately 12:45 p.m. investigators and searchers completed the search activities along Hwy 61 and Bees Ferry Road area. The search has not yielded any additional evidence in the search for Gayle McCaffrey. While the efforts are completed today additional areas may be looked at in the immediate future as the investigation continues. UPDATE 12 p.m.: The ground search for Gayle McCaffery launched this morning should wrap up by about 12:30 p.m. There are about 50 people out to search including Charleston County Sheriff, Charleston Fire Department, St. …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Robert McCaffrey was ticketed in Travelers Rest on the morning his wife was reported missing.
Charleston County officials have released the recording of the 911 call of a husband reporting his wife missing. On Monday, Patch reported Robert McCaffrey told deputies that he left the West Ashley home he shares with Marjorie and their two children around 10 p.m. Saturday, March 17, and headed to a second home the family keeps in Easley. He said Marjorie McCaffrey was home when he left, and that the two had an argument earlier in the day, according to a Charleston County Sheriff's Office report. Listen to the 911 call obtained by WSPA. Multiple media outlets have reported that Robert McCaffrey was stopped for speeding in Travelers Rest about 2 a.m. Sunday.