UPDATE – May 2, 2012 The Sheriff Dept. is now calling the case of missing Gayle McCaffrey a homicide.
On Wednesday, Detective Cannon said Robert McCaffrey went to Greenville County to meet with a female love interest, but that meeting didn’t “work out,” and now the love interest is cooperating with authorities, while Robert McCaffrey is not.
The sheriff added that all the evidence at this point is circumstantial, saying he would arrest Robert McCaffrey today if he had “probable cause.”
Cannon also said a new “significant” search is planned for Thursday at a piece of property on Highway 61 across from Drayton Hall.
He said they will search there after receiving information from Gayle and Robert McCaffrey’s cellphones.
Cannon said there was “nothing yet to indicate how Gayle McCaffrey died.”
Marjorie Gayle McCaffrey, 36, from West Ashley, South Carolina was last seen in her on Saturday, March 19, 2012. Her husband, Robert told police that he went out to dinner with Majorie and they got into a verbal fight. Robert said he went for a walk around the neighborhood and when he got back Marjorie was lying down on the bed.
McCaffrey left and went to their other house in Easley. When he returned the following morning, Marjorie was gone.
McCaffrey also said that Marjorie left behind her wedding ring, car keys and checkbook, and a typed letter.
The couple’s two children, ages 4 and 10 were at the home and were taken into protective custody while the sheriff does the investigation.
Marjorie is 5’2″ tall, 155 pounds with reddish brown hair and blue yes.
If you know of her whereabouts of Marjorie, please call the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office at 843-202-1700.