Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry
Contact Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers FAQ
Donate to Crime Stoppers
Submit a Tip to Crime Stoppers
Home  |  News  |  Husband issued speeding ticket 4 hours after wife went missing

Husband issued speeding ticket 4 hours after wife went missing

Share |
En Espanol

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County sheriff's deputies are still looking for clues into the disappearance of a 36-year-old West Ashley woman who hasn't been seen in three days. On Tuesday, police released a copy of a speeding ticket issued to the woman's husband just four hours after she was last seen and four hours from the couple's home.

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 around 10 p.m. Saturday at the couple's Limestone Boulevard home.

Robert McCaffrey told deputies that after Saturday's argument he left the house and traveled to the couple's second home in Easley. McCaffrey said that when he returned home the following morning his wife was gone.

On Tuesday, the Travelers Rest Police Department released a copy of a speeding ticket issued to McCaffrey at 2:15 a.m. Sunday. The drive from the couple's Limestone Boulevard home to their Easley home is almost four hours. The speeding ticket was issued to McCaffrey about 30 minutes and 20 miles northwest of Easley. McCaffrey then drove the four hours back to West Ashley and reported his wife missing.

According to investigators, when deputies asked McCaffrey why he traveled to Easley at the last minute, he said that he was "very emotional and distressed about his marriage and wanted to get some space and time away."

McCaffrey said when he returned home, he noticed that his wife's wedding ring, car keys and checkbook were on the counter. McCaffrey also told investigators that his wife had left a typed letter which he gave to deputies.

The couple's two children, ages 4 and 10, were at the residence when deputies were called out to the house. The children have been taken into protective custody as detectives investigate the incident.

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.

If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding any crime, you are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers. You could earn a reward up to $1,000.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 554-1111, toll free at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or online at Texters can send anonymous tips to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPCSL". Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg&Data Rates May Apply.


Notice about comments:
Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. Crime Stoppers does not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry. If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website.

Comments left on this site are NOT ANONYMOUS.

Crime Stoppers does not take information on crimes here or via standard email because we cannot guarantee your anonymity. Any information sent to us through comments will NOT be acted upon and will be removed. Please call 554-1111 or 1-888-CRIME-SC, or use our online tip form to give information anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

More Lowcountry Alerts

Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe via RSS Get updates by email. Connect with Crime Stoppers

DO NOT attempt to approach, detain, follow or arrest any individual based on this web site's information. As information becomes dated it may become less accurate. Because some wanted persons are being sought for crimes of violence, or are known to be armed, all wanted persons should be considered dangerous. If you have information regarding the identity or whereabouts of any wanted person immediately contact Crime Stoppers or notify your local law enforcement agency.

Site Design & Maintenance:

© Copyright Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry. All Rights Reserved.